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!
Chicago school students are leaving shortly for their summer LEAF internships. Read what they're looking forward to the most.
Read the latest conservation updates from The Nature Conservancy in Illinois from its Spring 2013 newsletter.
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
After a volunteer trip with the Conservancy to Muleshoe Ranch in Arizona, two Illinois supporters found quite a surprise when they returned home. Read about the adventure
Even after the drought this past summer and fall, volunteers at Nachusa Grasslands collected a record amount of native seed--6,500 pounds! Learn more
The Nature Conservancy, City of Bloomington and the Environmental Defense Fund have signed a memorandum of agreement to clean up Bloomington's drinking water supply.
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
Emiquon has been restored to a place for spirituality, recreation, education and economic value. Learn more
Design for a Living World: 11 sustainable products made by 10 designers from across the world. 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.
See everything that we accomplished in 2010!
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!
Conservancy scientists are on the front lines from the Illinois River to the Great Lakes in the battle against invasive species like Asian carp.
Researchers trekked across Illinois' grasslands, farmlands, cities and suburbs for three years to discover how birds are adapting to a changing world. Read more
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