Help us protect the places that have inspired us!

Barrington Area Conservation Trust is devoted to preserving our community’s rare and exceptional open spaces for current and future generations. Each acre restored, each habitat protected, begins with you! Learn about our work and how you can get involved.  


Earth Day!

Enjoy our Earth Day virtual art gallery in collaboration with Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art and Barrington Youth Orchestra. This video was made possible by a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.




Dec 06

Work Day at Tower Lakes Nature Preserve

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST


Dec 06

Work Day at Tower Lakes Nature Preserve

December 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST


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Conservation Initiatives

Since our inception in 2001, we have preserved over 520 acres of land in the Barrington Area including conservation easements on private homeowner property as well as BACT’s own nature preserves. Our conservation initiatives focus on:

Preserve: Permanently preserve private land and water resources.

Restore: Restore the properties we preserve.

Inspire: Educate and inspire the community to participate in local conservation efforts.

Together, we are making a difference in our community!

Barrington Area Conservation Trust has preserved 520 acres of land, we have 10 conservation easements, 17 heritage corridor scenic byways and 5 nature preserves. In the past 2 years, we have planted 10,000+ native plants and shrubs, installed 52 monarch pollinator gardens and planted 110 oak trees. We have inspired 1000+ high school students and engaged 300+ volunteers. You can help us continue this work with your generous contribution!




Ways to Give to the Barrington Area Conservation Trust


Donate to BACT

With your donation to the Barrington Area Conservation Trust, you are part of the work we do and the solutions we offer for a healthier, greener place to live.

Planned Giving

Planned giving is the act of making a commitment to give an organization a major gift, over time or at death, as part of a donor’s financial & estate planning.

Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Barrington Area Conservation Trust every time you shop Amazon, at no cost to you.