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Illinois

Places We Protect

The Nature Conservancy and its partners have protected a diverse range of sites in Illinois.

The Nature Conservancy and its partners have protected more than 100 sites throughout Illinois. Profiled here are our current projects that represent the organization's work to preserve Illinois' diverse habitats: prairies, savannas, forests, wetlands and rivers.

Places We Protect

Nachusa Grasslands
Kankakee Sands
Spunky Bottoms
The Grassy Slough Preserve in the Cache River Wetlands
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie
Emiquon
Indian Boundary Prairies

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Our Research Efforts

The Franklin Demonstration Farm

Chicago Wilderness Climate Action Plan

Our Legacy Preserves

See a map of the places we've helped protect in Illinois

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