Lost Flora Fen Approved as Nature Preserve

Natural Land Institute (NLI) is excited to announce that land owned by the 65 year old conservation land trust, Lost Flora Fen on Raccoon Creek in northern Winnebago County, was given final approval by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission (INPC) at their 246th...

Tour at Beach Cemetery Prairie Nature Preserve

Kick-off IL Nature Preserves weekend with an inspiring walk in the region of historical Nature Preserve advocate, George Fell. This is the 60th anniversary of the establishment of Illinois Nature Preserves and Natural Land Institute is pleased to be a part of this...

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...

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...

Wildflower Walkabout Schedule

2020 Wildflower Walkabout We’re pleased to bring you our annual Wildflower Walkabout series in partnership with Severson Dells Nature Center. Over the years these guided walking tours through area preserves have provided wonderful opportunities to learn about...
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