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I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor Civic Center Authority
Mission: Development of the historic, recreational, and economic potential of the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor.

Illinois Association of Park Districts
Mission: The Illinois Association of Park Districts is a non-profit service, research and education organization that serves park districts, forest preserves, conservation and recreation agencies. The association advances these agencies, their citizen board membe...

Illinois Audubon Society
Mission: Our mission is "to promote the perpetuation and appreciation of native flora and fauna of Illinois and the habitats that support them." Fundamental to this end are the control of pollution, the conservation of energy and all natural resources, a...

Illinois Audubon Society—Fort Dearborn Chapter
Mission: To study all aspects of bird life including identification and conservation issues. Pursue activities of other natural phenomena, such as plants, butterflies and mammals as they contribute to biodiversity.

Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network
Mission: To monitor the health of Illinois butterfly populations and the effects of restoration on those populations.
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Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Mission: Our mission is to manage, protect, and sustain Illinois' natural and cultural resources; provide resource-compatible recreational opportunities; and promote natural resource-related public safety, education, and science.

Illinois Environmental Council
Mission: Promoting environmental quality and protecting the land, air, water, wildlife, and human health of our state.
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Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
Mission: The mission of the Illinois EPA is to safeguard environmental quality, consistent with the social and economic needs of the State, so as to protect health, welfare, property and the quality of life. Illinois EPA works to safeguard the state’s natural res...

Illinois Native Plant Society
Mission: The purposes of the Illinois Native Plant Society are: 1) to promote the study, appreciation, and conservation of the native flora and natural communities of Illinois; 2) to provide education to the general public as to the value of the native flora and i...

Illinois Odonate Survey
Mission: Through this project we hope to be able to gain a greater knowledge of the distribution and abundance of dragonfly and damselfly species in the Chicago region and eventually to expand the network across Illinois and beyond.
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Illinois Paddling Council
Mission: The Illinois Paddling Council is dedicated to promoting the safe enjoyment of all phases of canoeing and kayaking in Illinois, to assure access to the state's waters and to protect and preserve the natural resources within the state. The Illinois Paddl...

Illinois Park & Recreation Association
Mission: Our mission is to provide and promote exceptional standards of education, networking, and resources for all professionals in the Illinois park, recreation, and conservation communities.

Illinois Recycling Association
Mission: The Illinois Recycling Association’s mission is to encourage the responsible use of resources by promoting Waste Reduction, Re-Use, and Recycling. The IRA strives to: - Provide educational leadership through forums, programs, and materials for the exchan...

Illinois Soil Classifiers Association
Mission: To protect the public welfare, advance the profession of soil classifying, and promote the wise utilization and conservation of the soil resources of Illinois.

Illinois Solar Energy Association
Mission: Our mission is to educate and advocate for the widespread application of solar, wind and other forms of renewable energy technologies to the people of Illinois.

Illinois State Geological Survey
Mission: Our Mission: To provide the citizens and institutions of Illinois with earth science research and information that are accurate, objective, and relevant to our State's environmental quality, economic prosperity, and public safety. Our Vision: To build u...

Illinois Walnut Council
Mission: Council Objectives - To advance cultural practices and help transfer science and technology from the laboratory to actual field practice. - To encourage good forest management and sustainability of existing timber. - To encourage new plantings of walnut a...

Illinois Water Environment Association
Mission: To enhance and protect the Illinois water environment through education and collaboration.

Illinois–Indiana Sea Grant
Mission: These are trying times for the environment. With climate change upon us, as well as a host of other concerns, such as population growth, aquatic invasive species, contaminated waters, and loss of natural habitat, the southern Lake Michigan region faces ma...

Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Mission: To identify, protect and manage nature preserves to maintain viable examples of all Indiana natural communities and endangered, threatened and rare species, for their benefit and for the benefit of future generations of humanity.

Indiana DNR Lake Michigan Coastal Program
Mission: The Lake Michigan Coastal Program (LMCP) supports coordination and partnerships among local, state, and federal agencies and local organizations for the protection and sustainable use of natural and cultural resources in the Lake Michigan region. Through ...

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Mission: To conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therin and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.

International Crane Foundation
Mission: The International Crane Foundation works worldwide to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds, and flyways on which they depend. We provide knowledge, leadership, and inspiration to engage people in resolving threats to cranes and their diverse lan...

Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
Mission: Irons Oaks is dedicated to enhancing social and natural communities through education services and projects, professional development opportunities, and community building initiatives.
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Izaak Walton League of America
Mission: To conserve, restore, and promote the sustainable use and enjoyment of our natural resources, including soil, air, woods, waters, and wildlife.

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