1999-present     BCN Survey

Community Engagement

Current Clients

2015              Bird Conservation Network: implement Urban Treaty Grant

 Coordinate LaBagh Woods shrubland restoration with Chicago Ornithological Society and    Centennial Volunteers/North Branch Restoration Project (collection of native seeds, contract growing, volunteer and contractor shrub-planting workdays)  

 collaborate with scientific advisors, CPD and FPCC to develop and implement protocol for monitoring success of migratory bird habitat restoration at LaBagh, Montrose and Burnham Wildlife Corridor

 organize International Migratory Bird Day festivals

2015                  Forest Preserves of Cook County: #birdthepreserves

 Big Year contest:  Teams compete for greatest number of birds and number of new birders at theirpreserve

 field trip leader training

 series of Conservation Success Story Walks

 field trips coordinated with local bird clubs

1999-present     BCN Survey

Volunteer position with Bird Conservation Network
 Fifteen-year Citizen Science bird survey; expanded survey to 7 counties; organized Bird Blitzes

Former Clients

2015                Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp Landscape Architecture

consulted on design of Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary at Evanston lakefront

2014                 Wild Things Conference

   2014: True Nature Consulting
   Largest biennial gathering of the local nature conservation community



Effective partnership projects Judy spearheaded during her time at Audubon include:

Wild Indigo Nature Explorations

An award-winning program engaging local urban residents in the forest preserves in their community

Lights Out Chicago

The nation's first program in which city skyscrapers extinguish decorative lighting to save migratory birds

Migratory Makeovers (Chicago Migratory Bird Alliance)

Landscaping for migratory birds installed in unused lawn and vacant lots at ten urban sites

 Illinois Important Bird Areas

Recognition of the selection of sites most important for bird populations