Help Protect 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. 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!
Small Wetlands, Big Benefit: How to Harness Nature to Filter Agriculture Runoff
A long-term study on an Illinois farm shows that constructed wetlands can reduce excess nutrients in agricultural runoff by nearly 50%, a huge win for drinking water quality and wildlife habitat.
See the Places We Protect in Your Community
The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 100 sites throughout Illinois in the past 60 years, including prairies, savannas, forests, wetlands and rivers.