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Upcoming Events

June 4: Roslea and Bob Johnson, with INHF, tour and celebration. Watch for details.

Next SIOSA board meeting

Thursday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. at Decatur County Courthouse in Leon.

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.

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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.

Red-headed Woodpecker
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