Missionary Oblate Woods Nature Preserve
Preserves habitat for threatened and endangered species.
Maintains native ecological forest communities.
In 1993, the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission, along with La Vista, dedicated 15 acres, naming them the Missionary Oblates Woods Nature Preserve.
Through the Volunteer Stewardship Network of The Nature Conservancy, a dedicated group of volunteers along with OMI novices maintain the area by removing invasive species, assisting in prescribed burns, and removing trash.