Southwestern Illinois Resource Conservation and Development

Southwestern Illinois Resource Conservation and Development advances the conservation of our environmental resources to ensure a sustainable quality of life, by creating and fostering diverse partnerships, leveraging resources and taking decisive action as opportunities arise.

Healthy and sustainable agricultural, natural, and social communities for current and future generations.

Southwestern Illinois Resource Conservation & Development serves as a catalyst in defining and implementing environmental projects within the region. Utilizing a comprehensive approach, the organization utilizes education programs in conjunction with on-the-ground projects in order to provide for open space, improve water quality, provide parks and trails, and to protect our heritage.

Partnerships play a critical role in the development of our projects. The organization therefore devotes a significant amount of resources to provide outreach, technical, and administrative support to a variety of local and regional partnerships. The support of these partnerships brings together a diversity of skill sets and resources, which energizes the conservation of our environmental resources.

Leveraging additional financial and human resources is also critical in the long term conservation of our resources. The organization has therefore created two programs to address these resources, Southwestern Illinois Environmental Fund and Stewardship of Environmental Resources through Volunteer Efforts (SERVE).

Contact Southwestern Illinois Resource Conservation and Development

Steve Black
Coordinator, The Land Conservancy
406 E Main St
Mascoutah, Illinois  62258-2229
Phone: (618)-566-4451
Fax: (618)-566-4452


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Illinois

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