Protecting these few remaining natural areas provides places where everyone has the opportunity to learn about and enjoy native habitats and where diverse flora and fauna have a chance to persist.
The Bur Oak Land Trust is a land trust which accepts donations of land from residents and landowners who want their natural areas to be in the public trust, available for present and future generations.
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Pappy Dickens Preserve is a 16.5-acre preserve that borders Iowa City’s Hickory Hill Park on its North West side at 1356 Dodge St Ct. The Friends of Hickory Hill Park was instrumental in the acquisition of the property and will be responsible for managing the Preserve for the Trust. The site provides a nice buffer for the Park and extends the large urban/wild park habitat for wildlife and numerous bird species. The Preserve consists of a young, developing mixed-hardwood woodland, but was much more open in the past.
There are currently issues with several invasive species including a large amount of honeysuckle.