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Nature Preserve Directory

The Nature Preserves System is divided into 9 areas.  Hover over the area you are interested in.  You will see a list of counties.  Click on the area for county information.

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 Area 1
John Nelson
Moraine Hills State Park

1501 S. River Road
McHenry, IL 60051
Phone: 815-385-1573
Email: John Nelson
Area 3
Kim Roman 
500 W. Ogden
P.O. Box 265
Western Springs, IL 60558
Phone: 708-246-2623
Email: Kim Roman
Area 5
Tom Lerczak
Forbes Biological Station
20003 County Rd 1770E
Havana, IL 62644
Phone: 217-299-4474 
Email: Tom Lerczak
Area 7
Debbie Scott Newman
Ava, IL 62907
Phone: 618-684-3840
Email: Debbie Newman
Area 9
Kevin Sierzega
USFS Shawnee National Forest
50 Illinois 145
Harrisburg, IL  62946

 Area 2

Steven M. Byers
Lost Valley Visitor Center
7210 Keystone Road
Richmond, IL  60071
Phone:  815-678-4865
Fax:  815-678-4795
Email: Steven Byers


Area 4
Angella Moorehouse
Warsaw, IL 62379
Phone: 309-259-0231
Email: Angella Moorehouse


Area 6
Contact Springfield Office
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL 62702
Phone: 217-785-8686
Fax:  217-785-2438


Area 8

Bob Edgin
9940 E. 500th Avenue
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-4125
Email: Bob Edgin


Main Office
Illinois Nature Preserves Commission
One Natural Resource Way
Springfield, IL 62702-1271
Phone: 217-785-8686
Fax: 217-785-2438