Monday, April 17, 2006

You don't need trees for a forest preserve

They're finally doing some work at Spring Creek Forest Preserve.
Trees were taken down on this plot and another of similar size to become part of a 110-acre grassland, according to the partners in the $55,000 project — Cook County Forest Preserve District, Audubon-Chicago Region, Bird Conservation Network and Citizens for Conservation. (source: Elgin Courier);
Some people are upset about the trees coming down. What this article highlights is the fact that you need grassland in a forest preserve. There's an idea floating out there that farmland is somehow not "woods" and therefore shouldn't be acquired by the forest preserve district. In fact, farmland is usually perfect for prairie restoration. This is why I think the Stony Creek site is an ideal acquisition for the Kane County Forest Preserve District.


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