Illinois Natural History Survey - University of Illinois

Edgar and Sophia Richter Research Area

A 9.1 ha (22.5 acres) abandoned farmstead and woodland area along the Salt Fork River. The uplands and some of the bottomlands were farmed but are now in old-field and successional habitat. The steep west facing hillside down to the river is wooded. Due to the long triangular shape of the parcel, there is nearly a half mile of river frontage. There are several old outbuildings on the site. A system of marked grid posts, at 50 meter intervals, is in place. Located about 25 miles east of the UIUC campus. Only partial fencing remains on the east and north side of the property. Vehicle access to the property. Agricultural land abuts to about half of the eastern boundary and across the river on the west side. Woods abut to the rest of the property. Acquired as a gift in 1989.

Location: The E 1/4 of the of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 and the E 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 [or the land lying on the east side of the center of the Salt Fork River in the E 1/2 of the SE 1/4] of section 22, Oakwood township, Vermilion Co. At the end of a 1/4 mile gravel lane off 700 E at about 640 N. About 3 miles SW of the city of Oakwood.)  

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