Fish, Tree & Native Seed Sales

Our Fall 2020 Tree Sale Deadline has ended. Check back in the Spring!

Fall Tree Sale Pickup is October 15th, 2020 at the SWCD Office.

Our Fall 2020 Fish Sale Deadline has ended. Check back in the Spring!

Native Seed and Pollinator Habitat is available for purchase through the McLean County Soil and Water Conservation District. Brochures, mixes and various companies are displayed on our brochure board. Please contact our office or pickup a flyer.


Native Seed Drills Available To Rent

The McLean County Pheasants Forever chapter has made three Truax Drills available for wildlife habitat installation in McLean County. These drills were purchased in cooperation with Illinois DNR through Habitat Stamp funds purchased by Illinois Hunters. Reporting of seeding is required to maintain records of habitat installed.

Rental Agreement Details: Checks made payable to: Pheasants Forever

  • $250 Security Deposit (Returned when equipment is returned in good working order. **Operable and Clean) Drill inspection is made by Resource Conservationist, and must be dropped off with the employee present.
  • $50 per Business Day Cost. (Planter to be picked up and returned on same day. If not, an additional $50 charge for each day utilized.

Equipment Requirements/Specifications:

Learn how to calibrate the Drill for the Correct Seeding Rate Per Acre

  • Minimum 50 Horsepower Tractor
  • Drill has Pioneer ends and 2 hydraulic Lines for raising/lowering
  • A truck with a hitch pin needed for transport (45mph max speed)
    • Drill is pulled with a tow bar
  • Drill is 8 feet wide and does 5 feet of planting
  • The three seed boxes are capable of planting native seed mixes, pollinator habitat, food plots, and cool season plantings.

Tree Planter available for Rent

The McLean County Pheasants Forever chapter has made a tree planter available for wildlife habitat installation in McLean County. This tree planter was purchased in cooperation with Illinois DNR through Habitat Stamp funds purchased by Illinois Hunters. Reporting of tree seedling installation is required to maintain records of habitat installed.

 

Rental Agreement Details: Checks made payable to: McLean County SWCD

  • $250 Security Deposit (Returned when equipment is returned in good working order. **Operable and Clean) Planter inspection is made by Resource Conservationist, and must be dropped off with the employee present
  • $.03 per Tree Seedling Cost. (Planter to be picked up and returned on same day. A $30 minimum charge is  required.

Equipment Requirements/Specifications:

  • Minimum 50 Horsepower Tractor with 3 Point attachment
  • A truck with a 2″ ball needed for transport (35mph max speed)
    • Planter is pulled on a trailer
  • Planter is capable of planting up to 4-5′ bare root trees

 


Fish and Pond Literature
(click on the images below to view publications)

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Plat Books

The 2019 Plat Books are available at the McLean County SWCD office.  Plat books are $35.00.  Cash, check, and cards are accepted.  Credit Card purchase $40 per Book.


 

Marking Flags

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Orange marking flags are available in bundles of 100 for $12.00 per bundle.