NLI’s Legacy Tree Program: January

Announcing NLI’s Legacy Tree Program Nominate a tree with this fillable FORM. Natural Land Institute (NLI) is pleased to announce the introduction of a new initiative to inspire the northern Illinois region to leave a legacy of trees for the enrichment of people,...

Studio GWA hired for NLI Headquarters Restoration Plan

The Natural Land Institute (NLI), one of the oldest land trusts in the United States and groundbreaking conservation organization initiating the concept of nature preserves to the world, has hired Studio GWA to complete a long-term restoration plan for its...

Nicor Gas Grant Helps Care for the Land

We are grateful and pleased to announce that we have received a grant from Nicor Gas in the amount of $9,997.60 that will help care for the land at two of our properties: Lind-McGeachie Preserve and William and Gayle Keefer Nature Reserve. The funds will be used for...

Chicago Tribune story about decline of bees and other pollinators

An article in today’s online edition of the Chicago Tribune (Sept. 6, 2023) features NLI Volunteer, Barbara Williams, at Nygren Wetland Preserve (Rockton, IL) as she searches for a Rusty-Patched Bumble Bee. In the story Barbara said she has noticed certain...

Natural Land Institute Earns National Recognition

Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence NLI’s Accreditation Renewed One thing that unites us as a nation is land: Americans strongly support saving the natural spaces they love. Since 1958, Natural Land Institute has been doing just that...
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