Refuge aims to protect rare prairies, oak savannas in McHenry County
Dec 26, 2012 8:10 AM -
In McHenry County, traffic jams, subdivisions and shopping malls give way to open lands with remnants of tallgrass prairies and oak savannas. Wetlands, grasslands and the remarkably clean Nippersink Creek provide a home to threatened animals, plants and aquatic life, and a respite for migrating waterfowl and songbirds. This open and gently rolling land is home to the new Hackmatack National Wildlife Refuge.