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...

815 Outside: AmeriCorps Position

Applications Now Open for Part-Time AmeriCorps Position Supporting 815 Outside Natural Land Institute is a part of the 815 Outside partnership and is pleased to announce a part-time position will be available starting on July 26, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2021....

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...

It’s the Law Now

Act Signed by the President We are pleased to report that the Great American Outdoors Act was signed by the President on August 4, 2020 so it is now officially a law. Funding is provided in perpetuity for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which protects public...

Welcome to Connor McClelland!

NLI is pleased to announce that Connor McClelland has joined our team this summer. Please join us in welcoming him! Read more about him below and if you see him at one of our preserves, be sure to say hi and let him know how glad we are to have him assisting our...