Justin Pepper | An Island Press author

Justin Pepper

Justin Pepper is the Bobolink Foundation’s Chief Conservation Officer. Bobolink’s focus is biodiversity conservation in the Americas, emphasizing grasslands, coastal conservation, wildlife and wild landscapes, and community-based conservation. Prior to Bobolink, Justin worked for Audubon, first, supporting, amplifying and celebrating grassroots conservation leaders in the Chicago area, and later, developing a market-based approach to grassland bird conservation in partnership with conservation-minded ranchers. He previously worked for the Missouri Department of Conservation and The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota and graduated from the University of Kansas. He remains active in habitat restoration and volunteer stewardship in the Chicago area and lives in Evanston, IL with his wife, their daughter, and dog.  


A Healthy Nature Handbook Edited by Justin Pepper and Don Parker | An Island Press book

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...