Projects and Action Plan
Over 25 years, some of the noteworthy accomplishments are:
- Approximately 255 acres of scenic woodlands habitat and historic sites have been acquired and continually maintained.
- Nearly 16-miles of hiking trails have been constructed and maintained accommodating varied Woodland Trail users including hiking, running, cyclist, and equestrian.
- Educational Interpretative panels and displays have been installed at historic points in the Woodlands with emphasis on the Rich Gulch Mining area.
- The Rich Gulch Mining area has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service on March 22, 2000.
- The Sarah Zigler Interpretative Trail was designated as National Recreational Trail by the National Park Service on April 14, 2000.
- Strategically placed benches have been installed to afford opportunities for rest and contemplation.
- A Jacksonville Woodlands information kiosk and drinking fountain have been located at the Rich Gulch trailhead.
- Trail directional and informational signage has been placed at key trail heads and trail intersections.
- Informational brochures and maps of Jacksonville Woodlands have been published including the Beekman Native Plant Arboretum brochure, the Flowering Plants of the
- Sarah Zigler photo and story panel
- The French Gulch Mining Interpretative Trail and display panel were completed and dedicated.
- A forest fire fuel-reduction effort was completed in 2004 to reduce the fire danger within the Woodlands. This is an on-going project that will continue to help protect the Woodlands.
- The Beekman Native Plant Arboretum, with its information kiosk, water feature and shelter, was established adjacent to the historic CC Beekman House.