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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 Habitat Restoration (Completed November 2013)
Project Name:
McKinley Woods Habitat Restoration (Completed November 2013)
Project Type: Restoration
Project Status: Completed
Project Location:
The project was located at McKinley Woods, between McKinley Woods Road and the Des Plaines River in Channahon.
Project Description:
The McKinley Woods Habitat Restoration project continued restoration activities within a 107-acre area of McKinley Woods in Channahon to restore prairie, savanna, and woodland on the retired agricultural fields, ravines, and bluffs located within the preserve.

Initial restoration activities, including invasive species control, trash removal, and native seed installation, were completed in 2009 and 2010. To allow the initial plantings to flourish, continued invasive species control, prescribed burn management, and enrichment seeding were conducted during 2013.

The initial project was funded in part by a grant from the Northeast Illinois Wetlands Conservation Account.

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

Photograph Courtesy of Glenn P. Knoblock
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