The Northwest Illinois works in the Driftless Area of Illinois. The area contains hill prairie, oak woodland, sand prairie, oak savanna, sedge meadow, oak barren, and tallgrass (black soil) prairie. We work to protect, restore and manage these fire-dependent habitats.
For more information on the Northwest Illinois Chapter of TPE, visit the chapter website.
NIPE projects are primarily located within Jo Daviess, Carroll, and Stephenson Counties in Illinois. We invite you to join us!
Board representative: Paul Rode, email
What's NewSeed Picking season starts in earnest on August 2 and continues into mid-October. This is an opportunity to visit many of our previous restorations, get a free botany lesson and pick a little seed to help with our new projects.
No special skills or equipment are required and no R.S.V.P. is needed. Come and meet other prairie enthusiasts and spend a morning in nature. Please peruse the picking schedule and plan to join us as often as possible.
Visit the NIPE website for more news!