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Natural Resources Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is statutorily created to advise the agency on long-range policies to assist in guiding the protection and conservation of renewable resources of the state and recommend changes in hunting and trapping seasons and bag or possession limits. They also recommend to the Director which projects receive funding in the bike, boat, and Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant programs. Members serve six-year terms and are appointed by the Governor.  The Board holds quarterly meetings with time allotted for public comment on any topic.  All meetings are scheduled at DNR headquarters beginning at 1:00 PM unless otherwise noted.  Meeting dates are subject to change. Please call 217-785-0075 for information and confirmation of meeting locations and dates.​

 2022 Meetings:

***POSTPONED November 29, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. - IDNR Building, Springfield ***POSTPONED

2021 Meetings:

February 8th - 3:00 p.m. - Via Conference Call:  888-494-4032; Access Code:  9822019548

May 24th - 1:00 p.m. - Via Conference Call:  888-494-4032; Access Code:  9822019548

August 23rd - 1:00 p.m. - *CANCELED*

Next Meeting to Be Determined 




2020 Meetings:

 November 30, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. - Via Conference Call 888-494-4032; Access Code: 9822019548

 July 27, 2020 - Will be done through WebEx at the link and password below.

Password:  NRAB

Dial-in:  1-415-655-0002

Access:  141-330-2825

Password:  NRAB

June 22, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. - Teleconference Call 1-888-494-4032; Access Code: 9822019548

January 13, 2020 - IDNR Headquarters

March 30, 2020 - IDNR Headquarters - The March 30th meeting has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.  Proper notice will be given, and more information will follow.


The April 20th meeting was canceled and rescheduled for March 30th.