Illinois’ 596 Nature Preserves Need More Than Protection From Development To Thrive

In the 1960s, the creation of the Illinois Nature Preserves made the state a pioneer in conservation. There was a sense of urgency after the state had plowed or developed most of its prairie. Now, a volunteer-run organization called Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves has sprouted up in an attempt to help preserve the state’s natural heritage.

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