Forest Legacy Conservation Land
Sunlight filtering through the woods.
Woodland fern growing near a dead log.
Alert squirrel in a tree.
Fawn sleeping in grasses.
View of the Mississippi River from the "Crow's Nest."
River barge going downstream as the sun sets over the Mississippi.
by sequestering carbon.
the river corridor habitat,
essential to many
rare animal and plants.
the scenic bluff vistas
the Mississippi River.
In 2000, 143 acres of the Oblate property in Godfrey were placed in a land trust through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Great Rivers Land Trust. This serves to preserve, enhance and restore one of the largest contiguous forested areas in Illinois.
In 2012, a forest inventory was completed by students of neighboring Principia College, gifting us with an evaluation of this forest and a maintenance plan.