Welcome to the Heartland Pathways Project, founded in 1987, with help from Educational Resources in Environmental Science (ERES), a conservation organization based in Champaign, IL.

Browse the site to learn more about the project, the circumstances that made it possible, and the ways you could get involved in restoring and preserving prairie in the Midwest.

New developments!

  • Read the latest draft of the lease agreement (in .pdf format) between Heartland Pathways, Inc. and the City of Monticello, IL. Please note, this is NOT the final document.

New Reading

  • Shady Rest is a twenty-eight acre natural area on the Sangamon River near White Heath, Illinois, which has been the apple of the Heartland Pathway's eye for years. Read David Monk's article on Shady Rest to learn more.

Getting in touch

If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer, financial contributor, or simply visiting Heartland Pathways, and would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact David Monk at monkdavid0@gmail.com.