Category: Conservation

  • Brown County Nature Daze September 9

    11th Annual Nature Daze Saturday, September 9, 2017 Camp Rancho Framasa 2230 Clay Lick Road Nashville, IN  47448 Click HERE to Register Nature Daze is an outreach program sponsored by the Brown County Native Woodlands Project (BCNWP) to help landowners better understand the importance of managing their property to create a resilient native habitat. Activities for the…

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  • Donate to “Save Our Ash Trees” Campaign

    The Indiana Parks Alliance is working with Indiana State Parks and Nature Preserves to protect 100 mature, seed-producing ash trees in state parks and state-owned nature preserves across the state. The invasive Emerald Ash Borer has decimated the ash tree population in northern Indiana, and is rapidly advancing southward. Within the next 10 years 95%…

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  • Native Plant Workshop – Saturday, April 1

    The Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, Little River Wetlands Project, and the Northeast Chapter offer the Native Plant Workshop, Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 10A-12N. The workshop teaches area homeowners and business owners how to enrich and protect Indiana’s diverse ecology by applying simple landscaping solutions. The event will be held at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S….

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  • County Deer Advisory Councils Forming

    Thank you, Dawn Stelts, for sharing this info from Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife: The DNR will be sharing information about white-tailed deer with a hunting group that is organizing a pilot program aimed at gathering public input for consideration in future deer management decisions. The group – Indiana White-tailed Deer Herd Management (IWDHM) – is putting…

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  • Roadside Vegetation Management Bill Threatens Pollinators

    Dan McCord of the Hamilton County Urban Conservation Alliance sent us this alert: A bill under consideration by the Indiana Congress will negatively impact pollinators. HB 1026 – Roadside Vegetation Management requires INDOT to mow roadside vegetation a minimum number of times per year.  Furthermore, the bill conflicts with a new INDOT initiative to increase roadside habitat….

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  • A Poem for Crown Hill

    INPAWS member Sarah Gray submitted this poem in hopes that others will express what they feel in support of the natural world. Let the Trees Stand for those that have Fallen   The battle for the North Woods at Crown Hill is not quite lost Like generals in war, with a stroke of a pen,…

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  • Is Indiana ready for a strategic energy policy?

    Indiana Advanced Energy Plan – Community Conversation   January 31, 7 p.m., Schwitzer Student Center, University of Indianapolis, Hall A Students from the University of Indianapolis and Indiana University-Purdue University are working to answer this question through a series of public meetings throughout Indianapolis. Please join us for the first community conversation, hosted by former Mayor,…

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  • Seeking Silphium Seed for Seed Bank

    From David Van Tassel, Ph.D., The Land Institute… Can you collect native silphium seed for us? We need your help. After the drought years of 2011 and 2012 we decided to fast-track our silphium (Silphium integrifolium, “whole-leaf rosinweed”) breeding program because of the legendary drought and heat tolerance of this native prairie species. In 2013 we…

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  • First Indiana Intrastate Stewardship Gathering August 16-18

    First Indiana Intrastate Stewardship GatheringHosted by NICHES Land TrustAugust 16-18, 2016Ross Hills Tippecanoe County Indiana August 161-1:30 PM Overview of the Ross Hills Landscape and orientation to the area (Gus Nyberg)1:30-2:30 PM Invasive species mapping and use of smart phone apps (Ellen Jacquart)2:30-5 PM Mapping of Japanese Stilt Grass in the greater Ross Hills Landscape…

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  • INCA Conservation Congress September 30

    Indiana Conservation Alliance (INCA), will host a Conservation Congress at the Abe Martin Lodge on Friday, September 30, 2016.  This event will be an opportunity for stakeholders across Indiana to focus on the future of our natural resources and wildlife conservation.  From INCA web site: Many of us have recognized the decrease in the recognition of…

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