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Upcoming Events

Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3:00 PM: For Lands Sake! Winterset Library meeting room. Talk by Chad Allen, Meeting and Food. Chad Allen, a partner at Allendan Seeds in rural Winterset, will present a program sharing some of what he and his family have learned about native seed gathering, growing, processing, and using to reconstruct prairie. Please RSVP to forrest2r@gmail.com. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Thursday, March 3: Capitol Day for Iowa's Water & Land Legacy. 7:30 AM Breakfast; 9:00 AM Rotunda. For more information go to www.iowaswaterandlandlegacy.org.

Next SIOSA board meeting

SIOSA Annual Meeting: 1:00 PM, Thursday, Feb. 18, at Fritz James Property in Madison County. Directions: From I-35 take the Truro exit, follow G64 West into Truro. From Truro take the Peru Road (G68) West to East Peru. At O’Dell Street (one street West of the post office) turn L or South to Brown Street and follow West to Clanton Creek Road. On Clanton Creek Road follow the brown Clanton Creek Wildlife Area signs to get the site: Go L or South crossing over 2 bridges, take a jog to the R or West at the stop sign, then continue L or South on Clanton Creek Road. Fritz's property is about 1/4 mile South and on the left side of the road. If you are coming from the West, take the Peru road (P71) east off Hwy 169.  At Millstream Ave., turn R or South. After about 2 miles, turn L or East onto 305th street, then R or South onto Clanton Creek Road. Fritz's property is about 1/4 mile South and on the left side of the road.  If you pass the East entrance to the Clanton Creek Recreation Area, you're very near.  Address is 3116 Clanton Creek Road.  Agenda to follow.

Welcome

Welcome to the website of The Southern Iowa Oak Savanna Alliance (SIOSA). We are a non profit organization involved in the preservation and conservation of Iowa’s oak savanna and prairie ecosystem.

 

LEARN WHAT SIOSA CAN DO FOR YOU – PLEASE WATCH VIDEO

 
 

 

New: Download the Decatur County Conservation Board Prescribed Fire Burn Plan Form to Help Plan Your Burn – Click Here

 

Current Restoration Work at Slip Bluff County Park

Tree thinning has been done this fall and through the winter at Slip Bluff County Park. Ironwood, Shingle Oak and some hickory trees are being cut to open up the understory. More details will be provided in a story in the next SIOSA newsletter.

Area in the east savanna where Conservation Corps Iowa thinned trees last fall.

Area in the east savanna where Conservation Corps Iowa thinned trees last fall.

 

Trees are being thinned this winter in the east savanna area at Slip Bluff County Park

Trees are being thinned this winter in the east savanna area at Slip Bluff County Park

 

Trees marked to be thinned along the road at west end of park.

Trees marked to be thinned along the road at west end of park.

 

The red-headed woodpecker is a bird species of oak savannas. The woodpecker in the video link below was seen at Slip Bluff County Park just a week ago.

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Red-headed Woodpecker
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