Numerous species of mammals, birds, insects, invertebrates and amphibians call Gabis Arboretum home.
Pheasant and Woodcock Habitats In 2014, Gabis Arboretum received $5,000 from BP Whiting Refinery to begin the restoration of a 30-acre parcel of land. This parcel is enrolled in the Federal Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)-part of the US Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Gabis Arboretum is home to endangered plant and wildlife species. We have almost 60 rare plant species, many of which prefer wetland areas that stay consistently moist. Examples include Gentiana flavida (yellow gentian) and Oenothera perennis (small sundrops). For wildlife, Gabis Arboretum is home to the endangered black sandshell mussels.