Going a Little Overboard

A Conservation@Home Story By Mark Luthin, NLI Trustee and Vice President It was a cold, damp April day with rain showers and snow in the forecast. As Catie Vernon started showing off her native plant beds, her enthusiasm helped warm things up. Having just bought their...

The 2024 George and Barbara Fell Award Recipient

Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2024 George and Barbara Fell Award is Dan Kane. Kane recently retired after serving 23 years as Executive Director of the Boone County Conservation District (BCCD). As a geologist, Dan began his...

Holiday Gift Ideas: Children’s Nature Themed Books

It’s holiday gift giving season and we have some great nature themed children’s book ideas for you to give to the children in your life, whether their your own, or grandchildren, nieces or nephews, or children of your friends. 32% of our local (Rockford)...

Studio GWA hired for NLI Headquarters Restoration Plan

The Natural Land Institute (NLI), one of the oldest land trusts in the United States and groundbreaking conservation organization initiating the concept of nature preserves to the world, has hired Studio GWA to complete a long-term restoration plan for its...

Conklin Preserve and the Adjacent Carleton Easements

Field Notes from Executive Director Alan Branhagen On Friday, October 27, 2023 NLI Stewardship Director Zach Grycan, Restoration Ecologist Tyler Pellegrini, and NLI Volunteer Martin Kehoe led me through a site visit of the Richard Conklin Preserve and its adjacent...
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