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...

Congratulations Prize Winners: Family Nature Adventures

Thank You to So Many Who Made Family Nature Adventures a Success! It Was About Discovering Nature All Around You Thank you to everyone who helped make Family Nature Adventures possible and to everyone who participated in this ongoing summer event. Along with earning a...

May is Wetlands Month

Nygren Wetland Preserve Since 1991 our nation has celebrated American Wetlands Month in May as a way to bring attention to the important role they play in our everyday lives. There are wetlands in every state of the U.S. You don’t need to travel far to see one,...

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...

Meet Our New Restoration Ecologist

Welcome Tyler! Tyler Pellegrini joined the Natural Land Institute staff on Dec. 2, 2019 as the Restoration Ecologist. Tyler assists the Director of Stewardship with all aspects of managing NLI’s preserves; including native seed collection, invasive species control,...