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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.
McKinley Woods Invasive Species Control
Project Name:
McKinley Woods Invasive Species Control
Project Type: Restoration
Project Status: In Progress
Project Location:
The project is located at McKinley Woods in Channahon.
Project Description:
The McKinley Woods Invasive Species Control project consists of spot weed control via backpack sprayers and boom spray herbicide applications throughout 146 acres and the broadcasting of native seed atop an 80-acre prairie unit at McKinley Woods in Channahon during 2015.

This project continues the initial restoration of 160 acres of woodlands, flatwoods, and wet prairie at McKinley Woods that was funded in part by a Northeastern Illinois Wetlands Conservation Account grant.

Herbicide treatments will take place between March and November. Seeding will be done in the fall of 2015.

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

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