Spring Wildflowers: A Colorful Spectacle in Southern Illinois

Spring Wildflowers: A Colorful Spectacle in Southern Illinois

As the last vestiges of winter melt away and temperatures begin to rise, a magical transformation takes place in the woodlands and meadows of Southern Illinois. The arrival of spring heralds the emergence of a breathtaking array of wildflowers, painting the landscape...
Working Together to Adapt to Drought

Working Together to Adapt to Drought

The Kaskaskia Watershed Association’s 2024 Summit Addresses Drought Conditions The Kaskaskia Watershed Association (KWA) recently hosted their 22nd annual summit and were kind enough to invite Water Program Manager, John O’Donnell to present at the meeting.  The...
A Watershed Strategy for Western St. Clair County

A Watershed Strategy for Western St. Clair County

Prairie du Pont Watershed Plan: A Strategy for Western St. Clair County Watersheds For the last few years, residents, agencies, and organizations have been working to develop strategies for reducing flood impacts and improving the health of water in western St. Clair...
NOW SERVING: THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF ILLINOIS

NOW SERVING: THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF ILLINOIS

Good news for conservation! The HeartLands Conservancy Board of Directors has expanded our service area from the original seven counties of southwestern Illinois to now also include the southern third of Illinois. Local conservation land trusts serve the majority of...
Land Trust Accreditation – Public Comment Period Open

Land Trust Accreditation – Public Comment Period Open

The land trust accreditation program recognizes land conservation organizations that meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. HeartLands Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for accreditation. A...
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