Zach Grycan Receives Spark Award

Illinois Prescribed Burn Council’s Spark Award Recognizes High Achievements Early in a Career This week at the annual symposium of the Illinois Prescribed Fire Council, held at Starved Rock State Park, Zach Grycan, Natural Land Institute’s Director of...

$1 billion America the Beautiful Challenge

Announced on April 11, 2022 Big news! The Biden-Harris administration just announced a $1 billion America the Beautiful Challenge that will leverage federal conservation and restoration investments with private and philanthropic contributions to accelerate locally-led...

Jess Formea: 20 Years of Vital Support

Someone you don’t see every often, but her presence is vital to her teammates and to Natural Land Institute functioning well, is Jess Formea. She just celebrated 20 years this month as the part-time administrative and IT assistant. Jess’ primary role is to help Jill...

Winter Tree & Shrub ID Workshop 2022

Have you ever wondered what tree or shrub you are looking at when there aren’t any leaves on it? Well, now is your chance to learn how to identify trees and shrubs in the midwest during winter! Take a workshop led by our very own Director of Stewardship, Zach...
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