10. Oakwood Bottoms 3

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.