Thank you for your interest in The Nature Conservancy’s Nachusa Grasslands! This is a privately funded “working” preserve dedicated to restoring habitat for the native plants and animals of northern Illinois.
Most of our guided tours are conducted by volunteers and currently the demand for these tours exceeds our resources.
Please consider signing up for the Friends of Nachusa Grasslands free monthly public bison tours. The tours can be reserved on the Friends of Nachusa Public Tours website page. The tours are offered by The Nature Conservancy volunteers from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on various Saturdays from May to October. The available tours are posted at the 1st of each month, so signup early to secure a spot(s).
If you want to request a private group tour you can fill out the form below. Our bottleneck is finding volunteers that want to lead these tours, so filling out the form does not guarantee a tour. Many tour requests go unfilled because we cannot find a leader. However, your request will be sent to our tour leaders to find a match for your group and time availability.