Have you ever wondered why?
According to the creators of the Spring Creek Forest Preserve Master Development Plan that was written in 1992, the Preserve is a unique old-growth bottomland hardwood community. It should be protected because there are very few old-growth forests remaining in North Central Texas and because of its plant diversity. The most notable peculiarity is the presence and importance of Chinkapin Oak trees.
Experts started visiting the site and writing supporting letters in 1981. After much discussion and investigation, two tracts of land were purchased in 1988 using the Dallas County Open Spaces Program.
In 1989 the Preservation Society was created to ensure a dedicated band of enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers would be available to do what needs to be done.
Below are two of the early letters from noted environmental experts that summarize why our Preserve should be protected and is possibly unique in the world.