Let the Sun Shine In!
941 State Highway 146W
Golconda, IL 62938
A Vision for the Future
Oak-dominated forests cover hundreds of thousands of acres in; Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky, making-up an area known as the ‘central hardwoods’. These oak forests support many other species directly or indirectly – from deer and turkeys to migrating songbirds, to wildflowers and pollinators. As such, a loss of oaks would be bad news for the species that depend on them.
The Let the Sun Shine In program is making great conservation strides in Illinois and is poised to do big things. As these successes continue to mount, we look forward to exporting this cutting-edge approach to neighboring states with oak forests and similar problems. And that could add up to letting a lot of sun shine into oak forests and making a BIG Difference!!
About Let the Sun Shine In
Maintaining healthy oak forests in southern Illinois involves using a variety of management techniques. WE USE SOPHISTICATED, PROVEN METHODS TO PROTECT AND CONSERVE OUR FORESTS. LEARN MORE ABOUT THEM HERE.