Know Your Neighbors: Lisa Haderlein

Inspired by a lifelong fascination with nature and conservation, this McHenry County leader is lending a voice to plants and animals, as she leads an effort to preserve the region’s natural heritage – including oak trees as old as three or four centuries.

Where Conservation Meets the Classroom

Students at Barrington High School have been getting their feet wet in conservation issues – literally – thanks to the Barrington Area Conservation Trust. Learn how this new generation is learning to take action.

Nachusa Grasslands: Where the Bison Now Roam

For the first time in almost 200 years, a herd of wild bison is roaming land east of the Mississippi River. Jon McGinty explains how these mighty animals — so symbolic of America’s heritage — are helping to restore prairie.

Events at a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

There’s so much to do in our region of the Old Northwest Territory! Here’s a sample of our recreation and destination events