The Nature Conservancy in Illinois works to protect the Prairie State for future generations. Explore our work and get an insider's view into our projects, preserves and conservation work!
This was a great year for conservation in Illinois!
Learn more about how science drives our work in the Prairie State.
Prescribed fire is an important tool we use to keep Illinois' habitats healthy. Learn why we burn!
Get updates on our conservation work across the state!
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Restoration work has restored a vital natural area in the heart of Chicago.
In October 2014, bison came home to Illinois prairie.
Learn about the next phase of restoration work at Emiquon.
Find out which birds will be stopping by our Illinois preserves before heading further north!
Learn what it's like to grow up on one of our preserves.
We have a long history of protecting nature in and around Chicago.
Find out why Nature Conservancy members are inspired to support our conservation efforts.
Our Director of River Conservation Doug Blodgett tells us why rivers flood and what we can and need to do to mitigate damages. Illinois River flooding
Conservancy staff at the Franklin Demonstration Farm are monitoring the effects of cover crops on nutrient absorption. Learn more
Thanks to decades of stewardship, Nachusa now resembles the rich grassland of earlier ages.
Jason Beverlin, Illinois River Program Director, brings you the latest on the Emiquon restoration.
See what’s moving, flying, swimming, and crawling through the Prairie State!
Michael Reuter, senior director of Central U.S. conservation strategies, talks about Illinois' pivotal role in the health of these freshwater resources and how the work connects to river conservation world-wide. Read more