About Us

Who Are We?
The Midewin Tallgrass Prairie Alliance (Midewin Alliance) was incorporated in 1997 and is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The Alliance is comprised of conservation, environmental, and sportsmen's groups and individuals. Our members share a common interest in working with the U.S. Forest Service in planning, developing, and maintaining the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie -- our nation's first National Tallgrass Prairie.
Our Mission
  • To serve as an advocate and "Friend of Midewin" by supporting and promoting prairie habitat restoration at the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.
  • To serve as a "Voice" for Midewin Alliance members, Midewin visitors, and Midewin volunteers.
  • To advocate for the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.
  • To promote an appreciation and better understanding of the unique tallgrass prairie ecosystem through communication, education, and interpretation.
Our Vision for the Future
Midewin is:
    • fully restored as the largest tallgrass prairie east of the Mississippi River
    • where bison roam on restored prairie
    • where our Illinois "Prairie Heritage" is preserved for the benefit of future generations

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