The Land Conservation Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to preserve and restore natural communities in East Central Illinois, to create interconnected corridors, to provide wildlife habitat, and connect people and nature for future generations.


Deanna Glosser, PhD, Executive Director

3413 Waterville Ct.   Champaign, IL 61822

217/607-8155 (office)   217/725-5886 (cell)

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LCF Celebrated Mudpuppy Day in Monticello

The Land Conservation Foundation’s February 1 Mudpuppy Festival was a huge success with 300 people attending, including over 75 children of all ages.  LCF extends its thanks to the Monarch Brewing Company for co-hosting this event and Kirby Medical Center and CrossFit/KMC for serving as the lead sponsors.

LCF Acquires Land on Jordan Creek in Vermilion County

The Land Conservation Foundation is excited to announce that it purchased 11 acres at the confluence of the Salt Fork of the Vermilion River and Jordan Creek, in Vermilion County.  LCF wants to thank the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation for awarding LCF a grant for 80% of the cost of this land. LCF also wants to thank local donors who helped make this acquisition possible. 

Improved Approach to LCF’s Levee Trail

Two rows of native bur oak trees and a wooden footbridge will welcome hikers and improve access to our Bruce Hannon Levee Trail.

Improvements Made to the Bruce Hannon Levee Trail

The Land Conservation Foundation announced two improvements to the Bruce Hannon Levee Trail at the Sangamon River Corridor Reserve.  LCF has installed a pedestrian bridge to cross the low area between the kiosk and trail head and added a large boulder sign at the trailhead. 

A hearty thank you goes to all of LCF’s supporters!!  LCF has raised the $7,000 for the Clean Energy Community Foundation matching grant!! This means the work on the levee can be completed, which will protect the 59-acre reforestation project and to keep the recreational Bruce Hannon Levee Trail open

Mudpuppy Festival
Monarch Brewing Company

Follow a unique raised trail to the Sangamon River and our floodplain forest restoration. Visit the Sangamon River Corridor Reserve near Monticello.

Floodplain at Sangamon River Corridor Reserve

LCF works to ensure a future with abundant clean water by focusing on rivers, wetlands, and groundwater.

Phoebe bird in east central Illinois

All creatures who share our Illinois home benefit from LCF's work to connect and improve natural lands and waters.

LCF freshwater mussel survey in Sangamon River

LCF offers opportunities to encounter nature nearby, inspiring wonder and a future commitment to preservation.

Curious deer, midnight beaver, jumping mice, and a turkey parade! They've all been caught in the act at our Sangamon River Corridor Reserve.

Be part of our promise to preserve natural lands forever.