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...

Adding Layers of Land Protection

Adding NLI sites to state lists provide more information about their natural conservation assets and provides more layers of protection for the future. Getting NLI preserves added to State of Illinois conservation lists is another important step in protecting the land...

Townsend Glade Land and Water Reserve

New Illinois Land and Water Reserve NLI is pleased that to announce that Townsend Glade, located in Jo Daviess County, was approved in September as an Illinois Land and Water Reserve by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission.       NLI purchased...

George and Barbara Fell Award Nomination Deadline Jan 17

Recognizing Outstanding Land Conservation Efforts Natural Land Institute (NLI) recognizes outstanding leadership and achievement in land conservation by presenting the annual George and Barbara Fell Award to someone who embodies the spirit of the organization’s...

Legislators Tour and Lunch

Discussing Environmental and Conservation Issues with Elected Officials Natural Land Institute (NLI) and the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) hosted a tour and lunch for Legislators and local elected officials at Nygren Wetland Preserve, Rockton, Ill., on July 30,...
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