Shimek State Forest, 2004

(2004) Shimek State Forest, 2004. Natural Resources, Department of


File Size:3MB


Shimek State Forest, the jewel of southeast Iowa woodlands, is located in Lee and Van Buren Counties near the towns of Farmington and Keosauqua. The forest began as a base for the Civilian Conservation Corp. (C.C.C.) during the 1930's. Demonstration planting of hardwoods and conifers were completed and now provide stands of large red and white pine which are scattered throughout the oak and hickory hardwoods. Iowa gained ownership to the forest and changed the name to honor Dr. Bohumil Shimek who was an early Iowa conservationist and former head of the University of Iowa Botany Department.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Shimek State Forest, Natural Resources, Nature, Forestry Bureau
Subjects: Natural resources and environment
Natural resources and environment > State parks and beaches
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Lakes
ID Code: 40578
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2022 16:40
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2022 16:40