OAKtober Hike 2021

It’s OAKtober – Oak Awareness Month in Illinois October is Oak Awareness month in Illinois and we invite you to celebrate with us by going on a guided walking tour at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 30. Hikers will be led by NLI staff and volunteers through the...

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...

True Value

True Value by Ed Collins The questions asked so often that it feels as if I am in an echo chamber each time I hear them anew. What will it cost to protect the region’s natural areas? How much is too much? Which appraisal system is fairest? What would a developer offer...

Family Nature Day Supported by CFNIL Grant

Natural Land Institute (NLI) is proud to announce that it has received a $2,407.49 grant for the 2019 Family Nature Day from the Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Community Grants Program. Family Nature Day is a free...

Prescribed Burn Training Workshop

Prescribed Burns Help Manage Land Learn How at this Workshop NLI Director of Stewardship, Zach Grycan, and Melissa Grycan of The Land Conservancy of McHenry County, will lead a Prescribed Burn Training Workshop, on Sunday, March 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. for...
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