These two photos pretty much illustrate the DWPs attitude twords their resources in the Nature Preserve.
The fallen log was removed and cut up for sale as fire wood. I guess they made a little money off the oaks in the Nature Preserve. All dead oaks and old logs laying around have been removed.
These logs form habitat for Meadow Larks and other animals. When they rot, the nutrients are absorbed by the still living trees as fertilizer.
I've been told the best way to destroy an oak habitat is to clear all the dead material. It's a slow motion death.
I wish DWP would explain their management practices. I wish they'd run the place like a Nature Preserve, not an industrial site with oak trees they can exploit.
(My opinions are my own, I'm not speaking for any group or individual)
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