An orange sunset over Emiquon.
Emiquon Sunset Migratory birds frequent Emiquon Preserve year-round. © Jason Whalen/Big Foot Media

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For more than 60 years, people like you have helped The Nature Conservancy protect the sun-kissed prairies, shady oak savannas and tranquil forests of Illinois. We’re building on that legacy and bringing people together to help solve today’s biggest conservation challenges, from climate change and habitat loss to protecting clean water. Together we’re stronger!

20 Years of Tallgrass Prairie Restoration (3:16) Celebrate Women's History Month with TNC's Dr. Elizabeth Bach as she provides an overview of plant community responses to ecosystem restoration at the Nachusa Grasslands preserve.