Local Groups


2023| Conservation Drainage in Illinois

Conservation drainage practices have been a critical component of statewide efforts in Illinois.

View More
landowners gather to see how one neighbor is managing cover crops and conservation tillage.

Vermillion Headwaters Watershed Partnership

American Farmland Trust is working with local stakeholders through the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed (VHW) Partnership to support the adoption of well-managed conservation cropping systems, leading to improvements in water quality and soil health. If you farm in Livingston or Ford Counties, Illinois and/or have farmland in the Vermilion Headwaters Watershed, there are many technical and…

View More
people taking a hay ride on farm

Jo Daviess County Soil & Water Health Coalition

The mission of the Jo Daviess County Soil & Water Health Coalition is to invite individuals into a farmer-led conversation about soil health and water quality. The Coalition uses the information gained through experimentation and shared experience to implement practices that reduce soil erosion and nutrient loss while increasing resiliency and profitability on Jo Daviess…

View More
cleanupers on fox river IL

Friends of the Fox River

Friends of the Fox River is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural resources of the Fox River watershed by connecting people with nature through education, research, restoration and advocacy.

View More

2013 | Engaging Landowners Workshops

Missouri Department of Conservation is leading landowner engagement workshops for federal/state/county/NGO staff in a five-state area.

View More

2014 | Big Muddy Wetlands

Landowners and US Forest Service are enhancing wetlands in swale and ridge topography and increasing water holding capability in an oxbow lake/button bush marsh along Big Muddy River.

View More

2016 | Hutchins Creek Watershed

Farmers, USFS, USFWS, Partners for Fish & Wildlife, Illinois Department of Agriculture and Union SWCD are stabilizing streambanks, constructing riparian buffers and enhancing habitat for fish and mussel species of concern.

View More

2017 | Galena River Watershed

Building on extensive county-wide planning, Jo-Daviess Soil and Water Health Coalition farmers and local partners are hosting workshops and facilitated discussions to establish consensus and active participation in watershed restoration.

View More

2021 | Vermillion-Illinois Watersheds

Farmers, The Wetlands Initiative, NRCS, USFWS, National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, Illinois Corn Growers, University of Illinois, McKnight Foundation and others are advancing use of small tile-treatment wetlands on row-crop farms.

View More

Want to see your group in this directory?

Fill out and submit this form to our coordinator, who will review it and contact you to confirm details.
We look forward to hearing from you!