WHC Receives Illinois DNR Grant to Benefit Lake Michigan Shoreline

Fellow Chicago Field Office staffer Shelley Cabrera and I recently attended a press conference given by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn at Chicago’s Oak Street Beach. We were there on a sunny spring Saturday to hear the governor announce that WHC was one of 26 beneficiaries of a $1.6 million investment in environmental and education projects […]

Tree-of-Heaven Control Techniques

The Wildlife Habitat Council’s Chicago office is currently restoring a dune and swale woodland at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, a steel mill located in Northwest Indiana. One of the most problematic invasive species on site is Ailanthus altissima, the Tree-of-Heaven. Sometimes affectionately referred to as “Tree of Hell” or the “Ghetto Palm” because of its tendency […]