REED TURNER NATURE CENTER

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About Reed-Turner WoodlandThousands of years have actually passed because the retreat of Ice Period glaciers. The topography of what is now the Reed-Turner Woodland has actually changed little given that then, but the face of the land has actually altered and been changed many type of times. From oak forests, to levels and back aget to woodland, this area has actually reacted both to climactic change and also the influence of mantype. Native Americans were the initially to connect through the landscape via cultivation, hunting and also selective planting. When European inhabitants pertained to north Illinois, much of the forest locations were clear cut and the soil was tilled for farming. Partially because of the steep hillsides, the area that is now the Reed-Turner Woodland also continued to be forested. In the 1930s, hardwood cutting and also pet grazing was considerably curtailed. At this time, Mr. Reed created what is currently well-known as Reed Pond and also is adjacent to the Woodland also. The Village of Long Grove was incorporated in 1956. The occupants of this community realized that they had actually a distinct situation and also within a few years the start of the Long Grove Comprehensive Plan was occurred. This setup had maintaining the Village of Long Grove as a relatively rural area via a great deal of open room. In 1973 the Long Grove Park District worked with Guy Reed"s daughter, Barbara Turner to establiburned and also overcheck out the open space for the village. The Reed-Turner Woodland was put under the treatment of the park district, yet fell into a slightly different category because it was established in conjunction via both the Illinois Nature Preserve Commission and also the Nature Conservancy. Because then an excellent deal has been done to restore the woodland to its previous organic state. Please feel free to click the map situated above and also download it to take with you on a visit the Reed-Turner Woodland. More information on Reed-Turner and also the various other parks within Long Grove may be discovered at the Long Grove Park District website or by calling (847)438-4743.
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