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Pine Rock Nature Preserve

The PPSOC serves as steward for the Pine Rock Nature Preserve, which is owned by Northern Illinois University (Pine Rock Committee).  The 59 acre preserve includes a dry upland black oak forest and savanna on the northern third of the site on bluffs that rise 60 feet above the low flat plain to the south. The plans across the southern portion of the preserve contains mesic and wet-mesic prairie dominated by big bluestem grass and various sedges.

The preserve is located about 4 miles east of Oregon on Ill. Rt. 64. The entrance is on the south side of Rt. 64 near the east edge of the preserve.


Information source: Directory of Illinois Nature Preserves, Vol. 2, Illinois Department of Natural Resources.


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