Wild Things (Virtual) Conference

For those of you interested in learning more about “Wild Things” in our region, whether you are a professional or a volunteer, you will want to check out the 2021 virtual WILD THINGS Conference. It will be held over two weekends: Part 1: February 19-21 and...

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...

Study Says: Honeysuckle Leaves Impact Water Quality

Natural Land Institute has been fighting the growth of bush honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) in the wooded areas of our preserves for many years. Bush honeysuckle (from Asia) doesn’t have natural competitors here and therefore, grows aggressively making it impossible...

Eleven Reasons to Volunteer for Mother Nature

Read below for 11 Reasons to Volunteer for Mother Nature – and NLI There are lots of Top Ten Lists out there. So we decided to be a little different and come up with an odd number of reasons to volunteer for Natural Land Institute. The winter months can be the...

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....