Our interest in habitat development and responsible floodplain management lead us to support Fontenelle Forest’s effort to purchase the Heinz property. These 20 acres adjoin and expand Neale Woods, a nature preserve managed by Fontenelle Forest.
Neale Woods Preserve features 600 acres of forest and hilltop prairies – along the Missouri River. It offers 7 miles of walking trails, abundant plant and animal life. Securing the Heintz property protects the edges of Neale Woods and expands the Preserve’s opportunities for habitat development and public use.
For the Heinz property, Fontenelle Forest’s staff developed a management/restoration plan. As a result, this project not only expands Neale Woods but offers the pubic an opportunity to observe the habitat restoration process.
Project Partners: Fontenelle Forest, Ducks Unlimited, others.
Estimated Financial Support: Back to the River – $50,000
Estimated Total Project Cost: $185,000