Forest Legacy Conservation Land
Woods
Woods

Sunlight filtering through the woods.

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Fern
Fern

Woodland fern growing near a dead log.

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Squirrel
Squirrel

Alert squirrel in a tree.

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Fawn
Fawn

Fawn sleeping in grasses.

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Bluff view
Bluff view

View of the Mississippi River from the "Crow's Nest."

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Sunset
Sunset

River barge going downstream as the sun sets over the Mississippi.

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Counters

climate change

by sequestering carbon​.

Conserves

the river corridor habitat,

essential to many

rare animal and plants.

Safeguards

the scenic bluff vistas

overlooking

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 TrustThis 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.

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