Created By: Baxoje Wosgaci
Rulo Bluffs Preserve is the property of The Nature Conservancy: "Rulo Bluffs is a 444-acre eastern deciduous forest that intermingles with Loess Hills prairie overlooking the Missouri River. Two major ecosystems meet on these rugged hills– the cool, shady hardwood forest of the eastern U.S., and the wind-swept, sun-drenched prairie of the Great Plains.
Missouri River forests, such as that found at Rulo Bluffs, provide excellent habitat for migrating songbirds, and nesting habitat for species such as warblers, tanagers, vireos, woodpeckers, and other forest birds. SOme forest nesting birds, such as the ovenbird and Kentucky warbler, require stands of forest with large forest interiors.
Ray Schulenberg donated 284 acres to the Conservancy, who bought 160 more to create the Preserve. We are using fire and manual tree removal to open the prairies and thin the woodland understory, increasing the overall diversity of both plant communities."
This point of interest is part of the tour: Iowa Tribe of KS and NE Loop Tour