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!
Watch a time lapse video of the corral construction at Nachusa.
Students from across the country and even the globe are working at Emiquon this summer.
What's happening at The Conservancy this spring? Find out in the latest edition of our newsletter!
See photos and images of "Roots & Routes to Grow: A Community Tree Planting Day" held in the Chicago Park District's Burnham Wildlife Corridor.
Learn about the next phase of restoration work at Emiquon.
Learn what it's like to grow up on one of our preserves.
Did you miss the #NativeGardening Twitter chat with us and the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum? Get the recap in this Storify page.
The Nature Conservancy's CEO spoke at this multi-day gathering of CEOs, senior executives, public sector officials and leaders in finance.
Read updates on our work, our programs and our conservation successes in the state of Illinois.
Learn more about our work to bring this iconic mammal back to the prairie in 2014.
Find out why Nature Conservancy members are inspired to support our conservation efforts.
Heather Tallis, a lead scientist for the Conservancy, presented at the 2013 Chicago Ideas Week.
Chicago school students are leaving shortly for their summer LEAF internships. Read what they're looking forward to the most.
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
In this year’s annual report, we share stories of how our projects here in Illinois influence the communities in which they’re located. Read report
The Conservancy is partnering to find natural solutions to help clean our water. Learn more
Staff and volunteers have transformed Nachusa into more than 3,000 acres of native landscape. Learn more
Volunteers at Nachusa Grasslands since the late 90s, the Hartmans are helping restore Illinois' native habitat. Learn more
Conservancy staff at the Franklin Demonstration Farm are monitoring the effects of cover crops on nutrient absorption. Learn more
The Nature Conservancy's Nachusa Grasslands Preserve celebrates its 25th year. Learn how this preserve has transformed into the 3,000 acres it is today.
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
Freshwater mussels are imperiled worldwide, and many species are nearly extinct. But a new project, the first of its kind attempted on the Illinois River, could provide a solution to this large-scale problem. Read more