Supporters of the Macon County Conservation Foundation have funded dozens of natural area restoration projects on hundreds of acres of Macon County prairies, wetlands, and forests. In addition, they’ve made many educational and recreational opportunities possible.
Natural Area Restoration
Just because an area looks natural, doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s high quality habitat for wildlife.
Natural area restoration is the ongoing process of improving natural areas, so that they better support the needs of native plants and animals. This often involves removing exotic species of plants, which provide less than optimal food and shelter, and replanting areas with native wildflowers and trees.