Land is connected to everyone in southwestern Illinois – from the food we eat to the places we live and work.
HeartLands Conservancy believes that when we conserve, restore, and steward land, we invest in people’s well-being. HeartLands Conservancy works with private landowners, public agencies, farmers, and community groups to conserve important ecological, agricultural, recreational, and cultural places. We also “create” places for community enjoyment, such as parks, gardens, and trails. To date, we have helped conserve and create 10,000 acres of these important places in southern Illinois.