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Funk Forest

A 25.1 ha (62 acres) mesic and upland "virgin“ deciduous forest. Primarily a mature oak/hickory/maple forest with a high closed canopy and relatively open understory. This is a very high quality prairie grove remnant forest. It has an undisturbed soil history. Timber Creek, a clear, permanent stream (25 ft. ave.bank width) cuts across the south quarter of the woods and creates a steep north facing embankment. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources owns the property to the east and the Funk Foundation owns the woods on the north and west sides. About 55 miles from campus. Acquired in 1950, purchased and in part as a gift from Funk Family members. 

Access is walk in only with limited vehicle access to the south edge of the woods. The south boundary fence is in good repair but only remnant fencing is around the other boundaries. Pasture and crop ground abuts the south boundary and pastured and cut-over woods abut the other sides. The Illinois DNR owns the property to the east and the Funk Foundation owns the woods on the north and west sides. Acquired in 1950, purchased and in part as a gift from Funk Family members.

Location: W ½ of SW ¼ of Section 19, Funks Grove township, McLean Co. About 2.5 miles NE of McLean, IL in McLean County.



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