Restore natural areas near you.
Gain the knowledge and skills to turn your passion for our environment into action, and make a difference in your community.
The Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program is an in-depth training and certification program in natural areas restoration. You’ll gain the knowledge and practical experience necessary to care for natural areas, including woodlands, prairies, wetlands, and other habitats of the Chicago region.
With classes on plant identification and ecology, fundamentals of ecological restoration, invasive species management, and applied topics you will be equipped to plan and implement restoration work at a volunteer site, for work, or in your own backyard.
Check out the Introduction to the Natural Areas Conservation Training (N-ACT) Program. If you are ready to start your journey towards certification, please fill out the Natural Areas Conservation Training Enrollment Form.