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Midwestern Frogs Decline Due to European Buckthorn

This recent northern Illinois study documenting the alarming impact of an invasive plant highlights the imperative need for  managing invasive species in restored natural areas. The Forest Preserves of Winnebago County commits hundreds of hours each year to invasive species removal to maintain the health of plant and animal communities.
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Strategic Plan Provides Map for Progress

In 2013 the Forest Preserves of Winnebago county completed a four-year strategic plan to guide allocations, programming and decision making. Click here for FPWC Core Values and 2014-2017 Strategic Plan Goals. Check back here for quarterly update reports on the activities that have been implemented to achieve the goals of the strategic plan.
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Wood Ducks: Conservation Success Story

The Winnebago County Forest Preserve District’s wood duck program is a great conservation success story.
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