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The information below is provided to keep you informed about the Forest Preserve District of Will County's ongoing or recently completed land acquisition, restoration, and development projects.
Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve Restoration (Completed November 2013)
Project Name:
Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve Restoration (Completed November 2013)
Project Type: Restoration
Project Status: Completed
Project Location:
The project was located at Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve, north of Route 30, south of Hickory Creek, and east of the Hickory Creek Bikeway, in unincorporated New Lenox.
Project Description:
The Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve Restoration project consisted of selective clearing of trees and shrubs, invasive species control, prescribed burning, and native species seeding and plant installation in a 30-acre section of Hickory Creek Barrens Nature Preserve.

This project was funded by settlement funds resulting from violations of the Illinois Natural Areas Preservation Act, and the Forest Preserve District of Will County.

Work began in April 2011 and was completed in November 2013.

For more information and to view a map of the project area, download the Project Fact Sheet and Mapping linked below.

Photograph Courtesy of Mary T. Strand
 
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