Mettler Woods

Nature Preserve Area: 
De Witt
Location and Access: 
East half of Section 35, T20N R1E 3PM, Barnett Township, about 0.5 mile south of state route 10. Access is from County Road 500E.

Mettler Woods is a 77-acre preserve with grade B dry-mesic upland forest, grade C forest, as well as early successional forest; all of which are natural communities representative of the Grand Prairie Section of the Grand Prairie Natural Division. The dry-mesic forest supports large canopy individuals of species such as white oak, bur oak, and shagbark hickory. Much of the southwestern portion of the preserve has been severely damaged by a direct tornado hit in 2003.  This area should be avoided due to the danger posed by a great amount of standing dead timber.

Land Conservation Foundation
70.7 acres
Topographic Quad: 
Waynesville East
Topo Map: 
For further information: 
Land Conservation Foundation

306 W. Church St.

Champaign, Illinois 61821