Maramech Woods Nature Preserve
Location and Access:
From US Rt 34 in Plano, travel south 1.5 miles on the old Fox River Road (secondary Highway 276). The preserve is on the west side of the Highway, just north of the intersection with River Road. Parking and access are limited so please contact Kendall County Forest Preserve District.
This diverse northeastern Illinois woodland is located in the Grand Prairie Section for the Grand Prairie Natural Division. The preserve is a complex of sedge dominated wet savanna/northern flatwoods, seep springs and wet-mesic to dry-mesic upland forest with associated successional fields, upland forest and a small pine plantation as buffer. The tract is moderately disturbed, but is important because of the unique interplay of several different natural communities.
Ownership: Kendall County Forest Preserve District
Dedicated: August 1987
Size: 48 acres nature preserve, 37.7 acres buffer
Topo Map: Plano 7.5
For Further Information Contact: Kendall County Forest Preserve District, 110 West Ridge Street, Yorkville, IL 60560 (708/553-5444)
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