Meet Our New Restoration Ecologist

Welcome Tyler! Tyler Pellegrini joined the Natural Land Institute staff on Dec. 2, 2019 as the Restoration Ecologist. Tyler assists the Director of Stewardship with all aspects of managing NLI’s preserves; including native seed collection, invasive species control,...

NLI’s Strategic Plan: 2018-2023

We’re pleased to share with you our Strategic Plan for the next five years, 2018 – 2023, that will guide us in our work with the mission of creating an enduring legacy of natural land in northern Illinois for future generations of people, plants and...

60th Anniversary Celebration and Presentation of Fell Award

The Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 George and Barbara Fell Award is Debra Carey, Executive Director of the Dixon Park District. Debra is a naturalist, educator and administrator, as well as a tireless advocate for the...

Lost Flora Fen Needs Your Support!

You Can Help! Nestled along Raccoon Creek, midway between Nygren Wetland Preserve and the Wisconsin border, is a natural property containing many rare and endangered plants, as well as unusual butterflies, dragonflies and wildlife. LOST FLORA FEN was first cataloged...

Job Notice: Community Conservation Coordinator

STATUS: Part-time (maximum of 20 hours/week) LOCATION: Natural Land Institute, Rockford Wage:  $15.00 per hour Date Available: December 1, 2017 End Date: Twelve months from date of hire with the potential to become continuous P/T JOB OVERVIEW: The Natural Land...