Oakwood Bottoms trees and blue sky.
Squirrel on the ground in leaves.
Oakwood Bottoms Recreation Area
Oakwood Bottoms Recreation Area green grass, trees and water
Pumps at Oakwood Bottoms Recreation Area
Employees working at Oakwood Bottoms
Levee at Oakwood Bottoms Recreation Area
Water Fowl flying up from a field
Bird sitting in the top of a tree
Cypress knees in swamp of Oakwood Bottoms.
Silviculture practices that promote the health and regeneration of oaks are of great importance not only for food and cover but also for the long term vigor and productivity of the bottomland hardwood forest community. Alternating the flooding of different units to allow oak regeneration and seedling advancement is an important tactic of timber stand improvement and promoting forest health. Under the Shawnee National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, the Oakwood Bottoms Greentree Reservoir has a primary management emphasis to provide flooded habitat for migratory and over-wintering waterfowl and other game and non-game species, including songbirds, raptors, reptiles, amphibians and other native, wetland species.