Dixon Waterfowl Refuge Expanding
|Image courtesy of The Wetlands Iniative|
The new tract has a wooded ravine and intermittent stream and will increase the refuge to more than 3,000 acres. The tract will be restored to upland habitat including globally-rare sand oak savanna and sand prairie. It also will improve the health of the adjacent Dore Seep, a unique wetland habitat.
The acquisition was funded by Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, Grand Victoria Foundation, The Conservation Fund and Oberweiler Foundation.
Source: News Tribune