Nachusa Grasslands is owned and operated by The Nature Conservancy, a nonprofit conservation organization.
Friends of Nachusa Grasslands is a nonprofit, tax exempt entity created in 2008 by Nachusa Grasslands volunteers dedicated to supporting Nachusa Grasslands, and is not affiliated with The Nature Conservancy.
The goals of Friends of Nachusa Grasslands are to
■ build an endowment for long-term protection
■ promote volunteerism and
■ encourage science and education at Nachusa Grasslands.
Nachusa Grasslands consists of 3100 acres of prairie remnants, restorations, and reconstructions located between Oregon, Dixon and Franklin Grove, IL. Remnant prairie knobs were protected from the plow by an unfarmable overlay of St. Peter Sandstone. Starting in 1986 with the purchase of 250 acres, The Nature Conservancy has gradually recreated a vision of 1800 Illinois' mosaic of prairie, savanna and wetlands. Hundreds of dedicated volunteers have collected seed to replant former corn and bean fields.
It is an ongoing effort to remove non-Illinois plants from the preserve. Nachusa Grasslands is home to over 700 native prairie plant species as well as many important birds, insects, and reptiles.
The preserve is open to the public every day from dawn to dusk. The main Lowden Road entrance has an information kiosk, with maps, and a Port-a-John but no water.
WorkDays: 9 AM-Noon, Meet at headquarters barn a little before 9AM.
2 The Fen
12 P.M - 2013 Seed Harvest Celebration Potluck
2 P.M - Preserve Tour by Bill Kleiman
9 Orland Prairie - Southeast Unit
16 Dot & Doug Wade Prairie
23 Gobbler Bottoms
30 Tellabs Savanna - West Unit
7 East Heinkel Savanna
21 Holland Savanna
28 Tellabs Savanna - East Unit
|Please go to the Workdays page to see the full schedule of workdays.|
Nachusa Grasslands has been designated as an
Audubon Important Bird Area.
Click here for more information.
The President of Friends of Nachusa Grasslands is Bernie Buchholz.
Our e-mail address is email@example.com
Our phone number is 708-406-9894.
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Friends of Nachusa Grasslands PrairiE-Updates.
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The Friends of Nachusa Grasslands does not sell or rent our donor mailing list to anyone outside our organization.
Link to Grasslands Restoration Network Blog http://grasslandrestorationnetwork.org/