Illinois Conservation Foundation

Our Mission

The mission of the Illinois Conservation Foundation, and the partners with whom we work, is to preserve and enhance our natural and cultural heritage by fostering and supporting ecological, educational, and outdoor recreational programs for the benefit of all people now and for generations to come. In carrying out this mission, the Illinois Conservation Foundation inspires today's youth - tomorrow's leaders - by providing quality outdoor and conservation education programs that instill a life-long interest in conservation, outdoor recreation and sustainability.


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Upcoming Events

Outdoor Hall of Fame Gala

February 22, 2024

Director's Hunt

Dec 2-3, 2024

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Our Shared Impact

$330,212.47

awarded

500+

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Since the inception of
Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant program

8K+

annual visitors

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Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center

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85

Conservation Achievement Scholarships
awarded to high school seniors

 

74

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Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Inductees

$1.4 Million in Support

Biodiversity Field Trips for over 100k Students

50+

Outdoor Clinics Annually

1000s

of youth and adults participating in outdoor recreational pursuits