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...

Thanks to CFNIL for Grant

Free Admission Family Nature Day Receives Grant Natural Land Institute (NLI) is pleased to announce that it has received a $2,500 grant from the Dr. Louis & Violet Rubin Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois Community Grants Program. This grant...

Identifying Trees in the Winter can be Hard

Let us help you learn how to identify trees and shrubs in the winter. We have two experts to teach you the basics. They will provide worksheets (really nice cheat sheets!) to guide you along your journey to easy identification. Zach and Melissa Grycan will lead the...

60th Anniversary Celebration and Presentation of Fell Award

The Natural Land Institute is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2018 George and Barbara Fell Award is Debra Carey, Executive Director of the Dixon Park District. Debra is a naturalist, educator and administrator, as well as a tireless advocate for the...