With planned construction on hold, advocates are fighting fatigue and rallying support for a small but species-rich grassland in Illinois.
I would like to make a few remarks as this is the first meeting I will attend as the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission’s Executive Director. First, I want to publicly … Continue reading Remarks by Todd Strole – Illinois Nature Preserves Commission 240th meeting on Jan. 25, 2022
Members of the coalition that sprung up to save Bell Bowl Prairie from demolition by the Rockford Airport are allowing themselves a brief victory lap to celebrate a temporary suspension … Continue reading Bell Bowl Advocates Say Work Is Just Beginning: ‘This Is a Lot Bigger Than Rockford Airport’
On Wednesday, the Natural Land Institute announced it had filed suit in U.S. District Court, asking for a judge to issue an injunction to halt the demolition of a rare patch of ancient … Continue reading Bell Bowl Proponents Sue To Stop Rockford Airport’s Bulldozers, Say ‘Prairies Are Illinois’ Redwoods’
Most battles between development and conservation, or the economy and the environment, are pitched as an either-or. Supporters of the movement to save Bell Bowl Prairie, a small patch of rare remnant … Continue reading Bell Bowl Prairie Proponents Have a Proposal to Save Rare Land and Allow Rockford Airport to Expand
Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves is excited to announce and welcome Travis Neal as our first Field Organizer! Mr. Neal will be responsible for supporting and facilitating the growth of new and existing volunteer stewardship communities at southern Illinois nature preserves and identifying partnerships and resources.
Founded in 2020 by a group of volunteers, Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves has assigned itself the tall order of increasing the profile of and support for the state’s more than 600 preserves and reserves — totaling more than 100,000 acres — be it through work days, fundraising or education.
Friends of Illinois Nature Preserves is excited to announce and welcome Amy Doll as our first Director. Doll will be responsible for leading the nonprofit organization as they build collaborations throughout the state of Illinois to provide support for the Illinois Nature Preserve System.