Big Sand Mound Nature Preserve 360° View

Aug 30, 2018 | 1 min

With 510 acres, Big Sand Mound is home to undisturbed prairies, shallow ponds and woodlands, and it has the highest concentration of threatened and endangered species in the state. Of more than 400 different plants at the site, 80 percent are native. The preserve is jointly owned by MidAmerican Energy Company and Monsanto Company, with MidAmerican Energy owning 420 acres and Monsanto owning 90. Featured in this 360 view are sand dunes and sand prairie, nearby wetland habitat, and a fence and pitfall used by biologists to collect species for study. The MidAmerican Energy cooling tower is visible in the distance.

Gilchrist Foundation