With support from American Forests the Shawnee Resource Conservation & Development Area will reforest 277 acres of the Cache River State Natural Area with 121,000 trees. The Area is located in the Cache River Wetlands also known as Illinois Bayou. This project will create large blocks of historic hardwood bottomlands that support neotropical migratory birds. It will provide high quality swamp and wetland habitats for more than 100 species listed as threatened or endangered like river otters, little blue herons and the Indiana bat.
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