Natural Resources


Whether you’re battling invasive species on your property, starting to compost at home, or trying to maximize the value of timber on your farm, doing the right thing for the environment isn’t always clear. The University of Illinois Extension team of natural resource experts connects communities around the state with research-based resources and best practices because small changes at the local level can have a big impact on the environment.

West-central Illinois offers so many natural gifts to ponder, enjoy, and explore - the changing seasons; two major river networks which mark the borders and are the very heartbeat of the area; and an unfathomable amount of flora and fauna with which we coexist. From the tiniest speck of soil to the stars shining so brightly from above, Illinois Extension connects natural resource research and latest information to west-central Illinois communities. Illinois Extension helps landowners and homeowners navigate the complex forestry, water, soil, and wildlife issues in today's world.

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