Prairies and savannas once dominated northwest Indiana and northeast Illinois, but 99.9% of the original prairie and savanna has been destroyed.
Kankakee Sands is a cross-state Conservancy project, on the border between Illinois and Indiana an hour south of Chicago.
Kankakee Sands of Illinois supports one of the greatest concentrations of black oak savannas remaining in the United States.
Kankakee Sands of Indiana includes the Efroymson Restoration, a 7,800-acre high-diversity native prairie and wetland restoration that connects four biologically significant prairie and savanna remnants: Willow Slough Fish and Wildlife Area, Beaver Lake Nature Preserve, Conrad Savanna, and Conrad Station Savanna.
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Kankakee Sands supports globally significant oak barrens, prairies and sedge meadows.
The 7,800-acre Efroymson Restoration connects biologically significant prairie and savanna remnants in northwest Indiana.
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Why did The Nature Conservancy purchase 7,200 acres of farmland in 1996?
Conrad Station Savanna is a large, high-quality black oak sand savanna with a very rich history.
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The more than 7,000 acres hosts an amazing array of birds, wildflowers, plants and animals.