Protect, Restore & Promote
The 2,000 members of Friends of the Forest Preserves work to protect, restore and promote the forest preserves of Cook County for the benefit of people and nature.
Friends of the Forest Preserves is an independent non-profit organization advocating for responsible management of the forest preserves of Cook County. Through advocacy, internships, and ecological restoration we promote responsible management of the more than 68,000 acres of forest
preserve land – right outside your urban backdoor for all of us to enjoy. Some of the best natural areas in Illinois are right here in Cook County. Let’s work together to make sure they stay vibrant and healthy for generations to come. Read more about the role we play.