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...

Bell Bowl Prairie – Public Meeting Notice

Please join Natural Land Institute and Sinnissippi Audubon Society as we host a public meeting about Bell Bowl Prairie at the Forest Preserves of Winnebago County Headquarters. Date: Thu., Sep. 30, 2021 Time: 5:00 p.m. Location: 5500 Northrock Drive, Rockford, IL...

NLI and the Bell Bowl Prairie at Rockford Airport

Message from the Executive Director, Kerry Leigh As many of you have heard, the Chicago Rockford International Airport expansion plans include development on this prairie, a portion of which is an Illinois Natural Areas Inventory Site (INAI) that has not only historic...

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...

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...
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