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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Director's Hunt

Dec 2-3, 2024

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Our Shared Impact





Since the inception of
Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant program


annual visitors

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Torstenson Youth Conservation Education Center

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Conservation Achievement Scholarships
awarded to high school seniors




Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame Inductees

$1.4 Million in Support

Biodiversity Field Trips for over 100k Students


Outdoor Clinics Annually


of youth and adults participating in outdoor recreational pursuits