Boone Conservation District adds to Picasaw Fen area

January 08, 2012 at 05:18 PM

BELVIDERE — The Boone County Conservation District purchased 97 acres of conservation land adjacent to the Piscasaw Fen Conservation Area on Dec. 13.

The property features such habitats as wetlands, wet meadow and remnant oak savanna, and expands the Piscasaw Fen Conservation Area to 177 acres.

The purchase was funded by a grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Foundation and the Grand Victoria Foundation’s Vital Lands Grant program.

Boone County Conservation District is at 603 N. Appleton Road, Belvidere.

For more information, call 815-509-5626.