Henry Shaw Ozark Corridor  

TOPIC: Henry Shaw Ozark Corridor
== 1 of 2 ==
Date: Fri, Dec 12 2008 6:35 am
From: Beth


As I was moving from my apartment in Kirkwood Missouri (near the
intersection of I-44 and I-270) to my house near Grey Summit Missouri
(24 miles farther west on I-44) I noticed signs saying Henry Shaw
Ozark Corridor. I knew that Henry Shaw founded the Missouri Botanical
Gardens and that he bought the ground that is now known as the Henry
Shaw Nature Reserve so I wondered what the connection might be. As it
turns out this was named after him and ends at the Henry Shaw Reserve
in the west. The Henry Shaw Ozark Corridor is a foundation
(www.hsoc.org) that is trying to preserve the natural areas along the
24 miles stretch of I-44 from I-270 to Hwy 100 along with trying to
promote “sustainable economic and community activity”. They have
divided the area into seven different areas, Ozark panorama, terraces,
Meramec bottoms, Antire hills, Fox Creek passageway, Pacific palisades
and dolomite plateau (http://www.hsoc.org/documents/
HSOC_Map-2007.pdf.) Each area has its parks/reservation/conservation
area. I have not stopped at each of the seven areas let alone have
photos to share. I know, I know 50 lashes with a wet noodle. I will
try to make it a point to try and visit each of the parks and take
photos to share. I do not think that I will be finding any trees of
any size since this whole area was extensively logged to build the
railways west.

Henry Shaw Ozark Corridor Foundation http://www.hsoc.org/

== 2 of 2 ==
Date: Fri, Dec 12 2008 8:49 am
From: "Edward Frank"
I am looking forward to your explorations of the corridor. In much of the United States, especially eastern US (Missouri counts), the landscape has been altered greatly by people. We do not have broad swaths of unspoiled forests. What we need to do is to look for the small gems among the heavily impacted areas. I hope you find some along the corridor. Some of the stuff about the Shaw Nature Reserve looks promising.