One of the nation's leading experts on old growth forests in the central U.S. will lead a "forest history hike" in Giant City Sate Park. Learn about the natural and human impacts on the forest and visit a relic old-growth stand with 400-year old white oaks.
Guide is Matthew Therrell, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Resources at S.I.U., Carbondale.
Most of walk will be off a maintained trail and some up hill; moderate difficulty.
Meet in Makanda, Illinois at the boardwalk.
Program sponsored by Friends of Giant City.