Protect Nature this Holiday Season
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 this holiday season, 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.
Giving to Illinois
No matter where you are in Illinois—whether walking along a tree-lined street or sitting on a combine harvester, birdwatching in the prairie or fishing along a river—we are all connected by nature. Learn what your generous support helps us achieve.
Real vs. Fake—Which Christmas tree is better for the environment?
Want a more sustainable holiday? Looking for an eco-friendly Christmas tree? Here’s why buying a real Christmas tree this year can help the planet.
COP28: Your Guide to the 2023 UN Climate Change Conference in UAE
COP28 takes place November 30-December 12, 2023 in United Arab Emirates. This guide will tell you what to expect at COP28, why TNC will be there, and what it all means for you.
Places We Protect
See the Places We Protect in Your Community
From lush prairies and rare savannas to vibrant wetlands and rivers, The Nature Conservancy has helped protect more than 100 sites throughout Illinois in the past 60 years.