Watershed Nature Center: The Evolution of a Modern Landscape Chuck Yeager The landscape is often the stage upon which evolutionary actors, both human and natural, perform. This is clear in the case of Watershed Nature Center in Edwardsville, Illinois. This forty-three acre site has evolved from an agricultural landscape bisected by railroads to a sewage treatment facility to, finally, a nature preserve. By analyzing historical and modern aerial photography, this project will create a series of maps that represent the evolution of this area. Presented in a poster format, these maps will offer a unique perspective of the power of human and urban processes in the shaping of a modern landscape.