A sunrise amongst bare trees in a winter landscape in Illinois.
Winter Sunrise Winter brings some of the most magical nature moments in Illinois, like this sunrise captured at TNC's Nachusa Grasslands preserve. © Charles Larry

Protecting Illinois Nature

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. With your support, we can build on that legacy by bringing people together to help solve today’s biggest conservation challenges, from climate change and habitat loss to protecting clean water.

New 2024 Grant Opportunities

Thrive Outside Chicago is offering two grant opportunities to support outdoor-focused organizations in Chicago through operational support, events & more. Learn more about the funds below. Apply by February 23!