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,...

Ruff is a First for Nygren Wetland Preserve and Winnebago County

On Tuesday, August 15, we were notified that a Ruff was seen in the big marsh at Nygren Wetland Preserve. Our Exeuctive Director, Alan Branhagen, was able to go there right away to check it out. Thank you to Barbara Williams who identified it and let us know. Many...

New Bird for Winnebago County: Limpkin!

On Saturday, August 5th I received a call from NLI volunteer, Barbara Williams, that she had just observed a Limpkin in Raccoon Creek at the Nygren Wetland Preserve.  As a birder, I know what a Limpkin is and WOW!  The network of bird alerts went out to area birders...

Visionary Brothers Protecting Our Future

Brothers John and Robert Carleton have had conservation agreements (otherwise known as conservation easements) on a portion of their land since 2006. This year, with a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, they were able to put the remainder of...

We Closed on 357 Acres This Week!

Lost Flora Fen Expansion NLI is pleased to announce that we closed on 357 acres on June 15, 2021 and are the proud new owners of this land that will expand Lost Flora Fen, protect one and half miles of Raccoon Creek and provide access from Yale Bridge Rd. in northern...
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