Ecology and Management
de Perrot Woods is managed for its habitat being of highest and best use.
The preserve consists of mixed hardwoods. It provides winter views of a rolling landscape and, in the wintertime, more distant views of farmland and the Furnace Hills. A shallow ravine divides the northerly third from the southerly two-thirds of the preserve.
De Perrot Woods Nature Preserve is a hike-in only preserve and is located adjacent to Mile 2 of the 60-mile long Conestoga Trail as it traverses across private property parallel (north/south) to the length of the preserve; the preserve being approximately half the trail distance between Speedwell Forge Lake Access Area and Upper Hopewell Forge Nature Preserve; also within a 3.5 mile radius is Speedwell Forge County Park, State Game Lands No. 156 and State Game Lands No. 46, and two Conservancy properties to the north, including Upper Hopewell Forge Nature Preserve (8 acres) and Rannels-Kettle Run Nature Preserve (90 acres).
de Perrot Woods overlooks a small tributary that joins Hammer Creek within the Speedwell Forge Lake. Hammer Creek empties into the Conestoga River and furthermore into the Susquehanna River.
Claire de Perrot donated this land to the Conservancy in 2015.