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Nettie Hart Memorial Woods

A 16.2 ha (40 acres), approximately 160 year old second growth upland and dry-mesic woods. Primarily oak and hickory on the well-drained uplands and slopes and silver maple on the bottom land. Unlike most CNA sites, sugar maple is not a major tree species component of this site. A closed canopy with a moderately open understory. The Sangamon River runs along the western edge of the property and a permanent creek (12 ft. ave. bank width) cuts along the south edge. A system of marked grid posts, at 50 meter intervals, is in place. Located about 15 miles NW of the UIUC campus. Fenced on the east and north boundaries. Walk-in access only. Woods abut the property on the north and south sides. A housing development is encroaching toward the woods west of the river and across the road on the east side is agricultural land and an open woods farmstead. Acquired in 1965.

Location: NE 1/4 of the SW 1/4 of Section 36, Newcomb township, Champaign Co. SE corner at 2425 N/550 E. About 3 miles NE of the city of Mahomet.

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