Our Mission

To preserve and manage natural areas and open spaces for ecological, educational and recreational benefits of present and future generations.

What’s New

Summer Camp Positions Open

We are now accepting applications for summer camp lead and junior counselor positions.

Job description and application are located here.


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Amazon Raises Support Amount for Limited Time

Amazon is tripling the donation rate to 1.5% for your first eligible purchase between March 12th and March 31st.

Archery Qualification

The Archery Hunt Program Qualifications Dates are as follows:

Saturday, May 5th       8:00 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, May 8th        8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 10th     12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.

These qualifications will take place at the Kishwaukee Valley Conservation Area – 9416 US Route 20, Garden Prairie, Illinois

Note:   There are no make-up dates or additional qualification dates scheduled at this time

Conservation Areas

Conservation Area Closures

The following sites are closed for the season as of November 15th:
Kinnikinnick Creek, Picasaw Fen, East County Line, Kishwaukee Valley, O.O. Stimes, Tuttle Clarkson, Edwards, APF County Line Parking Lot

For a complete listing of closures, click here.

Updated Archery and Firearm Information

This information is now online and can be reached from the Archery Program page or the Firearm Program page.