Our Priorities

CREATE A CERTIFIED WILDLIFE HABITAT

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Dynegy Vermilion

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Wetlands & Floodplains

The Importance of Floodplains

Floodplain

Floodplains...

River Management

The Mighty Mississippi

Illinois has a...

Monarch Butterflies & Pollinators

The iconic black and orange Monarch butterfly has long captured our imagination. Their unique annual migratory...

Outstanding Resource Waters

Outstanding Resource Waters are waterways where no new discharges of pollution are allowed. Authority for...

Habitat Restoration

Illinois is home to over 50,000 different species including 400 bird, 200 fish, and 60...

Asian Carp & Invasive Species

Asian Carp in Illinois

A century ago the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal was...

Sustainable Agriculture

Food production and conservation can go hand-in-hand.

The Problem: Business as Usual

In Illinois, we’re...

Healthy Soils

Soil isn't dirt. Good, healthy soil is a living natural resource essential to farming and...

Factory Farm Watch

Factory farms are designed to produce meat, eggs, and milk as quickly and cheaply as possible. As...

Agriculture Runoff

Illinois is one of the top national producers of corn, soybeans, and swine, with approximately...

Coal Ash

Behind Illinois' coal-fired power plants lies a dirty secret: coal ash, the solid byproduct that...

Grassroots Movement

Coal mining and coal ash pollution is a threat to Illinois rich farmland, clean water,...

Coal Mining

As coal reserves dwindle in Appalachia and overseas demand for coal is surging, Illinois Coal...

True Cost of Coal

Coal is big business in Illinois.

The Problem: Big...