O’Mara-Newport Woods is a small wooded area (30 acres) just north of Iowa City adjacent to Rapid Creek. The property consists of rolling hills that includes about 5 acres of mature white oak forest cover, about 24 acres of developing young hardwood forest cover (red oak, black, walnut, white ash, and black cherry), and a 1-acre pasture.
In the early 1970’s only 5 acres was in forest cover, and now some of the valuable upland hardwood forest cover that has been significantly reduced in Johnson County in recent years is being allowed to return on this property. Restricted access. Please contact Seth Somerville at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on workdays or specified tour dates to view this property.
Read Bur Oak Land Trust’s property usage info here: Property Usage Info