Recent Restoration Projects

Reforesting a floodplain field along North Fork Salt Creek

In May 2018, Sycamore Land Trust planted 30,000 native tree seedlings to reforest a 50-acre field at our Touch the Earth 2 Preserve in western Brown County. This field is bordered by the North Fork Salt Creek, a major water source for Lake Monroe. Reforesting this former crop field will restore important bottom forest habitat and help protect the health of the creek and the lake downstream.

The tree planting was completed by Habitat Solutions, a local forestry and habitat management contractor. Funding for the project came from the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s Wetlands Reserve Easement program. The land was a gift from an anonymous donor.


More restoration stories:

Bringing back the burn: prescribed fire restores grassland at Columbia Mine

Tree planting at Beanblossom Bottoms