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Clear Creek Unit of Nachusa Grasslands

In 1994 the PPSOC began stewarding an 80 acre parcel of Nachusa Grasslands, owned by the Nature Conservancy.  With a mix of recovering remnant prairie and cropland destined to be restored to prairie, the Clear Creek Unit presents an especially challenging stewardship effort.


Nachusa Grasslands

This 2,500-acre prairie preserve was formed out of high grade prairie insterspersed with restorable areas. The Nature Conservancy also has an additional 500 acres under conservation easement.  


Location and Access:

East of Dixon: Lowden Road north of Franklin Creek State Park and South of Lost Nation Road.

Owner: Nature Conservancy. (Information: 815/456-2340)
Information source: Nature Conservancy.

Internet links: The Nature Conservancy, Illinois Chapter
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