Natural Land Institute – Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation

Founded by George B. Fell in 1958, the Natural Land Institute has protected, managed, and restored more than twelve thousand acres throughout Illinois and southern Wisconsin. These include prairies, forests, wetlands, and river corridors.

The Natural Land Institute has been conserving land for 50 years. To celebrate they wrote up 50 Ways to Get Kids Outside adapted from Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv. Their list includes many local links and resources to help kids get rid of Nature Deficit Disorder

The Natural Land Institute is a wonderful non-profit organization that focuses on local conservation efforts. Small, local organizations like this are key in helping to preserve, conserve, and manage habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Carl and Myrna Nygren Wetland Preserve is over 700 acres
Nygren Wetlands

One of the greatest accomplishments of the Natural Land Institute is their part in the organization of the Blufflands Alliance, the nation’s first multi-state alliance of public and private organizations working on a regional conservation project (the Mississippi Blufflands). The alliance includes organizations in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

We plan on helping this local organization as much as possible now and in the future.

2 thoughts on “Natural Land Institute – Celebrating 50 Years of Conservation

  1. The photo of the Carl and Myrna Nygren Wetland Preserve is stunning.
    The Nature Conservancy does good work, as well. I think they’re a national organization, though.

  2. Lana – Yes, the Nature Conservancy is a national organization and YES they do a lot of great work!! They run some fascinating preserves in our area, including Nachusa Grasslands, one of the biggest and best prairie-grasslands in the state.

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