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Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant Application Form

Listen to our Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant podcast for helpful hints (text version).

2014 Grant Awards

Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat Action Grant Program Application Form

2013 Grant Awards

See photos of former grant recipients' projects!
See locations of grant recipients from 2005-2010! PDF version or Google Earth version

NOTE: In order to view the Google Earth map, you must have Google Earth installed on your computer. To obtain the free download, visit http://www.google.com/earth/index.html.

Listen to our Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant podcast to learn more about the
application process (text version).

Native Plants

Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat Action Grant applicants must use native Illinois plants in their wildlife habitat area. If you are unsure of which plants are native to the state and where to purchase them, you can find information on the IDNR and other Web sites and through publications offered by the IDNR and other agencies.

Types of Habitats

How to Plant and Maintain Native Plants

Native Plants for Specific Habitats

For Your Garden

The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois

IDNR Publications - many publications are available including

  • Landscaping for Wildlife
  • Butterfly Gardens
  • Illinois Wetlands
  • Prairie Establishment and Landscaping
  • posters: Habitats are Homes; Illinois Prairie Wildflowers; Illinois Trees; Illinois Trees, Volume II; Illinois Fall Colors

Illinois Natural History Survey Publications





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