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Saving Historic Oaks At Horseshoe Mound

 

March 18, 2020

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Tom Cunningham (r) shows points of interest to Brad Petersburg at a new outlook at Horseshoe Mound which will be open to the public this fall.

Since acquiring the 150-acre Addition to Horseshoe Mound from the Richardson family in late 2018, volunteers and staff from the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) have been working hard to restore the historic oak and hickory woodland that once thrived on the western slope that is visible from Hwy 20. When JDCF acquires a property, they establish a wildlife habitat restoration plan to return native, historic Illinois habitat to the land.

For over a year, volunteer crews and JDCF staff have been onsite in all kinds of weather removing invasive trees and brush, freeing the native tree...



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