Lost Flora Fen Open House

The Open House at Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek was held on Sat., Oct. 7, 2023 on a beautiful, crisp, fall day. Guests were treated to refreshments, wagon rides and guided tours. Thank you to Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for suppporting this event with...

Visionary Brothers Protecting Our Future

Brothers John and Robert Carleton have had conservation agreements (otherwise known as conservation easements) on a portion of their land since 2006. This year, with a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, they were able to put the remainder of...

We Closed on 357 Acres This Week!

Lost Flora Fen Expansion NLI is pleased to announce that we closed on 357 acres on June 15, 2021 and are the proud new owners of this land that will expand Lost Flora Fen, protect one and half miles of Raccoon Creek and provide access from Yale Bridge Rd. in northern...

More Land Protected in NW IL and Bats too!

We are excited to announce that NLI closed on the 149-acre Rhodes Property in Jo Daviess County on May 31. This adds to the Apple River Canyon Land and Water Reserve area, which is home to six threatened or endangered species. Barbara Williams conducted bat monitoring...
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