The Mt. Zion prairie conservation easement covers 11.7 acres. The property, owned by Daniel Whitman, is part of the Galien Watershed. Though farmed at one time, Dan has planted legumes, prairie forbs, and natural grasses to attract wildlife back to the area. This bio-diverse property includes a wooded area, wetland, and pond which are likely habitats for at-risk species including Blanchard’s Cricket Frog, the state-threatened Spotted Turtle, and the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake. The grassland area provides nesting, brood-rearing, and roosting cover for quail, pheasants, and wild turkeys.