A Real Natural Treat

Scott and Rebecca Olson Create An Oasis for Native Wildlife In Their Urban Neighborhood By Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee   As Rebecca Olson greeted us in the driveway of her Rockford home, I immediately noticed patches of native wildflowers mixed in with their...

Encouraging Future Conservation Leaders

NLI is partnering with Rockford Promise (About Rockford Promise – Rockford Promise) which provides promising scholars from underserved school districts full-tuition college scholarships. Rockford Promise also supports those Scholars with robust community mentorships,...

We Closed on 357 Acres This Week!

Lost Flora Fen Expansion NLI is pleased to announce that we closed on 357 acres on June 15, 2021 and are the proud new owners of this land that will expand Lost Flora Fen, protect one and half miles of Raccoon Creek and provide access from Yale Bridge Rd. in northern...

Family Nature Adventures

NLI’s Summer Outdoor Adventure Series Returns! For the second year, Natural Land Institute will present Family Nature Adventures, a virtual and outdoor adventure series that runs seven weeks and can be done at any time and from anywhere. There are no geographic...

New Nature Preserve and Nature Preserve Buffer Designation

Burr Oak Valley Nature Preserve The Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce that the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, at their May 11th 2021 meeting, has dedicated 98.93 acres of The Natural Land Institute’s Burr Oak Valley Preserve as an Illinois State...
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