The Endangered Species Protection Board set in place a structure that prioritized science in the preservation of endangered and threatened species. It is critical that the board be able to make independent decisions and request independent scientific review from IDNR. SB1989 gives the board the authority to hire its own director. Click here to read more and take action!
House Bill 3458 (The Illinois Natural Area Stewardship Act) would provide cost share grants to conservation land trusts to perform stewardship activities on lands that are either dedicated or registered by the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. Click here to learn more and take action!
Coal tar is a commonly used pavement sealant. It’s the black, viscous liquid sprayed or painted on many asphalt parking lots, driveways, and playgrounds to protect the underlying asphalt. Studies have found exposure to these sealants to be a major risk to human and aquatic health. Click here to read more and take action!
For small seed exchanges, industrial laws are overly onerous and interfere with the preservation of historic seeds. SB3130 would exempt these exchanges from industrial seed laws. Click here to read more and take action!
Partners for Parks and Wildlife (PPW) is a grassroots coalition that is dedicated to secure and increase funding for open space and park acquisition, natural area preservation, wildlife habitat protection and recreational opportunities in Illinois.
Learn More About Climate Change
The U.S. EPA's website on climate change does a great job providing basic scientific information on the topic and good tips on what each of us can do to address the problem.
One of the simplest ways to donate to the IEC is by contributing through EarthShare in your workplace charity campaign.