Why You Should Visit
The woods that remain in Indiana are mostly confined to slopes and ravines that are difficult to log or farm. Guthrie Woods is truly unique as this classic flatwoods parcel has no elevation change greater than 10 feet. The preserve sits on white clay soil which does not allow water to percolate downward, nor does it retain it; spring rains tend to pool up the woods, and in the summer, the mud cracks from the dry conditions. Not too far away is Tribbett Woods, another old-growth preserve that is often visited along with Guthrie.
Jennings County, Indiana
Interior Low Plateau
State Nature Preserve, 1999 (Tribbett Woods)
Owned & Managed By
Oak Heritage Conservancy & Division of Nature Preserves
Nature Study Club
What The Nature Conservancy is Doing/has Done
Protecting the Guthrie and Tribbett Woods preserves the few remaining examples of old-growth forest in Indiana for generations to come.