Don Parker

Don Parker is a Chicago-region freelance writer, editor, and illustrator with extensive experience in the field of conservation. First as editor of Chicago Wilderness magazine, then with the Forest Preserves of Cook County, and now serving a range of clients, Don has worked for two decades to engage people in meaningful long-term relationships with the natural world. He co-founded Habitat 2030, a group connecting volunteers in their 20s and 30s with local habitat restoration efforts. Don has a BA in English Literature with a minor in Environmental Studies from Colgate University.

A Healthy Nature Handbook

Illustrated Insights for Ecological Restoration from Volunteer Stewards of Chicago Wilderness

The Chicago metropolitan area is home to far more protected nature than most people realize. Over half a million acres of protected land known as the Chicago Wilderness are owned and managed by county forest preserve districts and other public...