Bottomland Restoration Area

Bottomland forests are found along the riparian zones of rivers and streams. They are one of the most biologically productive ecosystems on land; unfortunately, less that 15% of the original bottomland forests in Texas remain.

Bottomland trees 1

REU students will:

  • restore 6.31 ha (15.6 acres) of ranch land into a field containing bottomland trees, primary cedar elm (Ulmus crassifolia) and green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), as well as native forbs and grasses.