Grand Victoria Foundation
Formation of Vital Lands Illinois
In 2008, land conservation in Illinois was a disjointed system that needed to be realigned in order to bring greater efficiency, cohesion, and impact. Over the course of the year, The Grand Victoria Foundation and Foresight convened a statewide working group of conservation organizations to gain insight into the root causes of limited progress and identify opportunities for greater alignment. Through facilitating sessions and conducting a systems analysis, Foresight determined that members needed capacity-building resources, access to national knowledge, and better connections between each other. By developing short- and long-term solutions to meet these goals, Foresight helped create a process for a more effective and collaborative land conservation system throughout the state.