Learn how to create a backyard sanctuary

Sunday, September 21, 9:00 – 10:00 am


Enjoy an educational Conservation@Home presentation at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 337 Ridge Road, Barrington, Illinois with BACT executive director Lisa Woolford. Find out how your yard can provide valuable habitat for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife, while addressing problem areas and improving water quality. Read More »

BACT | Concert for Conservation – Great Success!

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This year’s BACT | Concert for Conservation was hosted at a beautiful estate in Barrington Hills on Saturday, August 30, 2014.

Let’s Dance! performed classic swing melodies after the talented students of Barrington Suzuki Strings shared their talents with a joyous crowd.

Thanks to everyone who made this evening a positive experience & successful fundraiser for Barrington Area Conservation Trust.

Support the Conservation Easement Incentive Act

Conservation easements save land

The Conservation Easement Incentive Act will encourage more people to save land

The Conservation Easement Incentive Act needs your support to pass in the Senate. Contact Senator Dick Durbin (202) 224-2152 or www.durban.senate.gov and Mark Kirk (202) 224-2854 or www.kirk.senate.gov to vote “yes” for this important legislation.

With the Conservation Easement Incentive Act:

+ the maximum deduction a donor can take for donating a conservation easement will rise from 30% of their adjusted gross income (AGI) to 50%

+ qualified farmers and ranchers will be able deduct up to 100% of their AGI Read More »

Northern Trust helps Pederson Preserve

NTgrouppic Seven energetic employees from Northern Trust came to Pederson Preserve on Thursday, August 7 to remove invasive plants threatening this local natural area. To learn more about how your company come out and make a difference, please call April at (847) 387-3149.