Due to firearm deer season, Casper Bluff, Horseshoe Mound Preserve, and Schurmeier Teaching Forest will be closed to the public on the following dates: Nov 17-19, Nov 30-Dec 3, Dec 8-Dec 10, Dec 28-31 & Jan 12-14, 2018. We apologize for any inconvenience.
In conjunction with the extension of the Galena River Trail (GRT), JDCF has opened up a walking trail on an old road bed that leads from the base of the GRT to the top of Casper Bluff! Hikers and bikers can now add to their experience along the trail with a detour up to Casper […] Read More
Nominations for the 2017 Nancy Hamill Winter Conservation Leadership Award are currently being accepted by JDCF. Criteria for the selection of award recipients includes: • Accomplishments and leadership in advancing natural area preservation, protection, management, and restoration in our Foundation’s service area. • An individual, organization, governmental entity, educational institution, or business that has completed […] Read More
Since our founding as a nation, one thing is clear and consistent: Americans strongly support saving the beautiful forests, prairies, and wetlands they love. Since 1993, JDCF, has been doing just that for the people of northwestern Illinois. In confirmation of this good work, JDCF is pleased to announce that its accreditation has been renewed […] Read More
Join us for an evening owl-prowl hike at Casper Bluff. We will start by examining the contents of owl pellets to see what these nocturnal birds of prey eat. Everyone will then head out for a night hike through Casper Bluff to identify different owls by their calls. There will be hot chocolate to warm you […] Read MoreFind out more »