The Hanover Easement is characteristic of a native forested floodplain. Tree species include sugar maple, sycamore, ash, black walnut, and cottonwood. Understory species include spicebush and sassafras. These plant communities are in a relatively natural and undisturbed condition and support the full range of wildlife species found in these habitat types. This property also contains natural wetland areas within the watershed of the Galien River that provide habitat for aquatic invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, and ensure quality water resources for the area. The property includes 75 feet of frontage on the Galien River and two ponds that connect to the river in flood stage.