Category: Conservation

  • 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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  • Plan for State Forests Criticized

    From our conservation partners at Indiana Forest Alliance, this letter suggests INPAWS members should weigh in by writing to the DNR Department of Forestry… September 14, 2015 Dear Friend, The Division of Forestry has released a new Strategic Plan for our state forests that will continue the unprecedented increase in commercial logging for the next…

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  • Yorktown Opposes Mounds Reservoir, Sept 21

    From Sheryl Meyer of Heart of the River Coalition (HTR)…(9/21/15) After 2 1/2 years of writing letters, hosting forums, testifying at public meetings, delivering yard signs, distributing t-shirts, gathering signatures on petitions, doing research, brainstorming together, hosting protest paddles, creating protest art, talking to neighbors, attending HTR meetings, hosting press conferences,  talking to community groups,…

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  • Allegheny Spurge Subject to Boxwood Blight

    Our state botanist/plant ecologist Mike Homoya refers us to an article showing that Boxwood Blight has shown signs of affecting our native Allegheny spurge (Pachysandra procumbens). This is especially of concern in Indiana, where Allegheny spurge is considered threatened.  View the article