OAKtober Hike 2023

Join us for a guided walking tour at 1:30 p.m. that lasts about an hour and a half. Hikers will be led by NLI Staff through the hilly natural areas that include oak savannas, as well as restored and remnant prairies of Burr Oak Valley Nature Preserve. They will also...

NLI Announces 60 Day Notice: Intent to File Lawsuit

On January 20, 2023 Natural Land Institute’s (NLI) lawyers sent a 60 day notice letter to Greater Rockford Airport Authority (GRAA), Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Federal Defendants (U.S. Department of Transportation, Secretary Pete Buttigieg; U.S....

OAKtober Hike 2021

It’s OAKtober – Oak Awareness Month in Illinois October is Oak Awareness month in Illinois and we invite you to celebrate with us by going on a guided walking tour at 1:30 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 30. Hikers will be led by NLI staff and volunteers through the...

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...
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