Support Burr Oak Valley Preserve

Burr Oak Valley Preserve is a 98-acre natural area of rolling hills with oak woodlands,  prairies and Dry Run Creek. It is nestled in northeast Winnebago County on the edge of residential development.

You can help restore native habitat at this preserve with your gift in any amount that will support efforts to remove non-native woody invasive species from the understory of the oak woodlands.

Burr Oak Valley Preserve is home to state-threatened species such as the Pale Vetchling plant, and two birds that need oak woodlands to survive, the Wood Thrush and the Whip-poor-wil.

Your gift…

  • Protects nature. We will work to ensure that habitat for native plants and animals will thrive for future generations. Kittentails, Red Baneberry, and Nodding Trillium are rare plants that call this place home.
  • Plays a role in preserving a place for endangered or threatened species like the Pale Vetchling plant, and the Wood Thrush and Whip-poor-wil birds to live and flourish.

There are several ways to support the Burr Oak Valley Preserve.

  • Give online by filling out the form below.
  • Mail your donation to
    Natural Land Institute, 320 S. Third St., Rockford, IL  61104
  • Make a Bequest through your will or revocable trust. Click here to learn more.
  • Click here to learn about Gift Planning options.
  • Call Jill in the NLI office at 815-964-6666 to make a gift of stock, bonds, personal property or other assets.

Burr Oak Valley Preserve Donation Form