The Nature Conservancy says it will set aside the land for hiking, hunting and birding. The land is home to game species including pheasants and deer. The group's director says the state's grasslands must be preserved because they provide habitat for wildlife and opportunities for outdoor recreation.
Family preserves 400 acres of prime bluffland
Rather than cash in on a large chunk of prime land overlooking the Mississippi River, Joan Greshik will preserve the land for generations to come. She placed the 400 acres of picturesque bluffland near Fountain City into the Mississippi Valley Conservancy. The agency officials say its among the most important easements in their history.