Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grant


Involve your students in hands-on natural resources stewardship.

 Native Plants

​​Schoolyard Wildlife Habitat Action Grant applicants must use native Illinois plants in their wildlife habitat area. If you are unsure of which plants are native to the state and where to purchase them, you can find information on the IDNR and other Web sites and through publications offered by the IDNR and other agencies.

How to Plant and Maintain Native Plants
Native Habitat Descriptions, Requirements and Plant Lists Web pages
For Your Garden

IDNR Publications - many publications are available including

Illinois Natural History Survey Publications