Why You Should Visit
The Thousand Acre Woods in Daviess County offers a rich variety of species of bottomland hardwoods amidst the miles of flat farmland that surround it. Look for the remarkable representation of silver maple and elm forest, one of the few in Indiana. Though drainage impacted the entire forest system, the current species composition is still very rich and varied. Thousand Acre Woods was dedicated as a State Nature Preserve in 2001.
What The Nature Conservancy is Doing/has Done
The stewardship activities at Thousand Acre Woods include eradication of non-native Johnson grass, boundary marking and the general protection of one of the largest continuous remnants of a floodplain forest community. The preserve is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy.