Category: Conservation

  • 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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  • Plant ID Experts Needed for Bioblitz June 18 & 19

    On Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th, The Friends of Goose Pond and the Indiana Academy of Science are hosting a bioblitz at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County near the city of Linton, Indiana. The primary aim of the bioblitz is to continue to gather baseline information concerning the flora…

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  • Indiana Loses Conservation Advocate Fr. Damian Schmelz

    DNR, NRC officials pay tribute to Fr. Damian Schmelz DNR Director Cameron F. Clark and others paid tribute today to Rev. Damian Schmelz, a Catholic priest and Indiana conservation advocate, scientist, and educator who died Sunday at St. Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana.   “Indiana has lost an environmental gem,” Clark said. “You’d be hard-pressed to…

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  • Classified Forest Program Threatened

    Important Message from Liz JacksonIndiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association There is [a] bill we need to watch. Senate bill 308 increases the assessed value per acre of classified forest land, classified windbreaks, and classified filter strips from $1 per acre to $13.29 per acre for the January 1, 2017, assessment date. For assessment dates…

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  • What’s Bioscaping?? Learn All About It at AC2015

    People are asking about the theme of our 2015 INPAWS Annual Conference–Bioscaping: Gardening for Life. What’s bioscaping? It’s planning your landscape to include a smorgasbord of native plants to nourish the creatures at the bottom of the food chain. With native habitat fast disappearing, essential food sources have gone missing. The majority of insect larvae…

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  • Sustainable Weed Management Workshop Set for June 2016

    A unique, productive annual workshop for researchers and practitioners to engage in transdisciplinary discussions and problem solving related to sustainable weed management in agricultural, forest, and grassland systems. This workshop is suitable for advanced graduate students, postdocs, and junior and senior researchers and practitioners across ecological, agricultural, and social science disciplines and fields. This year…

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  • Dec. 9-10 Invasive Plant Symposium Agenda Set

    This just in from Ellen Jacquart regarding the 2015 MIPN Invasive Plant Symposium, December 9-10… The agenda is out for the Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN) Invasive Plant Symposium!  See the flyer for the details, but let me hit a few of the highlights for you: You’ll hear everything you need to know on the best…

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