An oak-hickory woodland behind the school becomes an outdoors classroom for students in Chatham, Illinois. Local conservation groups volunteer to lead 350 fourth-graders on nature walks the week of May 2-6, 2011.
Like dangling a worm on a hook in front of a hungry fish, lake surveys give anglers something to mull over during the remaining days and weeks before spring fishing begins. It’s closer than you think. STORY & COMMENTS
Michelle Carr, state director of The Nature Conservancy in Illinois: The passage of a Farm Bill featuring with strong conservation programs offers huge benefits not just for agriculture, but for wildlife, local residents and our economy as a whole right here in Illinois. STORY & COMMENTS