ACRES Land Trust
Sunday, December 04, 2016
Resource Links

Organizations Supporting Preservation of Natural Habitats

Northeast Indiana Nature Preservation and Education   (Back to top)

Fox Island County Park - see Fox Island Alliance

Ball State Field Station and Environmental Education Center - Muncie

Blue Heron Ministries (e-mail) - Christian-based land trust in Steuben Co. since 2001

Clear Lake Township Land Conservancy, Inc. - promoting environmental preservation around Clear Lake in the northeast corner of Indiana since 1991

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation features:
Lindenwood Nature Preserve - nature preserve status since 1994
Salomon Farm Park - historic working farm and park since 1996

Fox Island Alliance - (Fox Island Park) preserve maintenance and nature education
Friends of Cedar Creek - mainly property owners in the Cedar Creek. Watershed dedicated to protecting the stream in its natural state 

Izaak Walton League of DeKalb County

Koinonia Environmental and Retreat Center* - Manchester College's 100-acres preserve and nature center 12 miles north of North Manchester

Limberlost Swamp Remembered - restoring Limberlost Swamp and Loblolly Marsh

Little River Wetlands Project* - facilitating the restoration of wetlands in the historical Little River watershed

Maple Wood Nature Center (email) - Lagrange County Parks and Recreation

Neil Case (email) - writes weekly on nature each Monday in the Huntington Herald-Press

Reiff Nature Center - Thornhill Nature Preserve, Huntington County

Salamonie Interpretive Center (Upper Wabash Interpretive Services) Lost Bridge

Steuben County Lakes Council Land Trust (email)

Tippecanoe Audubon Society* - local chapter serving Cass, Kosciusko, Marshall, Miami, Wabash, and Whitley Counties
Wawasee Area Conservancy Foundation - preserving and enhancing the Lake Wawasee watershed since 1992

Statewide Organizations   (Back to top)

Division of Nature Preserves - Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR). DNR nature preserves by county.
Reservoir maps: Roush (Huntington), Salamonie, Mississinewa

Environmental Education Association of Indiana

Indiana Heritage Trust, Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) - established in 1992 to acquire state interests in real property that are examples of outstanding natural resources and habitats or have historical or archaeological significance or provide areas for conservation, recreation, protection or restoration of native biological diversity within the state of Indiana. Funded partly through sales of Environmental License Plates.

Indiana Land Protection Alliance - collaboration of land conservation organizations in Indiana. The site has a map of territories of preservation groups in the state.

National Organizations   (Back to top)

The Land Trust Alliance - convener, strategist and representative of land trusts

The Nature Conservancy - a leading international, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the diversity of life on Earth. (Properties in our area.)

Izaak Walton League - a diverse group of people dedicated to protecting our nation's soil, air, woods, waters and wildlife. (Properties in our area.)
Indiana Division - links to local chapters

Our Land Trust Neighbors   (Back to top)

Black Swamp Conservancy - Perryburg, Ohio-based organization protecting natural and agricultural lands in northwest Ohio. Our land trust neighbor to the east.

Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated (CILTI)- Indianapolis-based land trust organization serving central Indiana since 1990. Our land trust neighbor to the southwest.

NICHES Land Trust - West Lafayette-based land trust organization serving west-central Indiana (middle Wabash River & Grand Prairie areas) since 1995. Our land trust neighbor to the west.

Red-tail Conservancy - Muncie-based land trust organization serving east-central Indiana since 1999. Our land trust neighbor to the south.

Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy - Portage, Michigan-based organization protecting natural, scenic and historical landscapes in southwest Michigan since 1991. Our land trust neighbor to the north.

Sycamore Land Trust - Bloomington, Indiana based land trust  - "preserve the disappearing landscape of southern Indiana".
Whitewater Valley Land Trust - Centerville-based land trust as early as 2001. Our land trust neighbor to the south.

Organizations and Businesses with Related Interests   (Back to top)

Bat Rehabilitators - Indiana listing of bat rehabilitators at
Fort Wayne Trails - "Enhancing our vibrant and healthy community by developing an ever-expanding network of trails."

Going Bats (email) - A Rehabilitation Residence for Injured and Displaced Bats

Hoosier Environmental Council - lobbying organization for environmental issues

Hoosier Rails-to-Trails - Indiana railroad and greenway trails

Hoosier ReLeaf - tree-planting projects and environmental education

Indiana Audubon Society - organized to stimulate interest in birds and their protection in Indiana.

Indiana Geological Survey (Indiana University)

Indiana Master Naturalist - program introduction to Indiana's natural resources

Indiana State Beekeepers Association

Monarch Watch - education, conservation and research on monarch butterflies. Project: 10,000 certified Monarch Waystations.

National Audubon Society - monitors bird populations and sponsors conservation programs to protect bird habitats

Nations Trails - Pokagon-Kekionga Trails Committee scout trails included in Indiana listing

National Wildlife Federation - promotes protection of American wildlife. Project: 70,000 certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat Sites Indiana Wildlife Federation - state association

North American Butterfly Association - promotes conservation of butterflies

Purdue Extension Service - Fort Wayne office

Raptor Chapter - IPFW- raptor rehabilitation and habitat improvement

Sierra Club - Hoosier Chapter

Soarin' Hawk Rapter Rehab
- since 1996, aiding injured and orphaned birds of prey in the Fort Wayne area. Each spring linked to the Peregrine falcon cam.

Steuben County Lakes Council, Inc. - protecting the lakes and streams of Steuben County

Wabash River Heritage Corridor Commission - promotes improvement of the natural environment and recreational opportunities in the corridor

Wood-Land-Lakes Resource Conservation and Development - promoting responsible use of area natural resources since 1994 in DeKalb, Elkhart, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitley Counties

Endangereds and Invasives   (Back to top)

Emerald Ash Borer - Michigan-Indiana-Ohio multistate site. (Indiana info at Purdue)

Endangered, Threatened and Rare Species by County - DNR Division of Nature Preserves

Endangered, Threatened and Rare Vertebrates & Invertebrates in Indiana - DNR, DNP

Info and Images of Invasive and Exotic Species - Bugwood Network, USDA Forest Service, USDA APHIS PPQ

Invasive Plants in Indiana brochure

Invasive Species Info - National Agricultural Library
North American Chimney Swift Nest Site Research Project - Driftwood Wildlife Association.

Nature and Conservation News  (Back to top) 
Full Coverage: Environment and Nature - from Yahoo News

National Geographic News - daily reports

Nature News - WN Network

Outdoor Indiana - online, IDNR

The Nature Conservancy - Indiana news

Other Links   (Back to top)

An Online Guide to Hoosier Natural Areas, Eric Theil's Get Out of Town!

Boy Scouts of America, Indiana troops, Merit badges

Girl Scouts of America

Chemistry of Autumn Colors at Science Is Fun - why leaves turn the colors they do in fall

Current snow and ice cover from NOAA Satellite and Information Services

E-nature local guides to birds, butterflies, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, trees, wildflowers, native gardening plants, and invasive plants (includes pictures of each)

Fall Foliage Reports - USDA Forest Service Eastern Region, includes Hoosier National Forest

Indiana Geological Survey - access to GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

Indiana Nuisance Wildlife Professionals & Rehabilitators, DNR/Purdue Entomology

Indiana State Code I.C. 14-31-1 Nature Preserves

Trails at (also trail maps for a fee)

Intellicast weather forecast for Fort Wayne, Indiana

Journey North - Annenberg Media study of wildlife migration and seasonal change, maps

Ranger Rick Online - nature conservation for kids from the National Wildlife Federation

Animal (Vertebrate) Images   (Back to top)

Amphibian and Reptile Lists for Indiana, Center for Reptile & Amphibian Conservation & Management

Bird Checklist Thornhill Area - Huntington College

Birds of Nebraska - interactive guide, Nebraska Game & Parks Commission

Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter, USGS

Tracks for various animals, DNR/Purdue Entomology

Insect Images   (Back to top)

Dragonflies and Damselflies of Indiana, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Insects and Spiders of North America, Cirrus Digital Imaging

Mayflies of Indiana, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

Tiger Beetles of Indiana, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center

What's That Bug? will answer queries on unidentified insects

Wisconsin Butterflies (and dragonflies, damselflies and tigerbeetles)

Plant Images   (Back to top)

Wildflower Checklist Thornhill Area - Huntington College

Tree Checklist - Thornhill Area, Huntington College

Indiana Flora - Patrick Alexander photos of plants in southern Indiana

Indiana State Plant Listings - Federal Highway Commission Roadside Use of Native Plants

Native Plant Image Gallery, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Native Plant Nursery - Ann Arbor, wildflowers, grasses, sedges, rushes, trees and shrubs

Plants Image Gallery - USDA, search by common or scientific name

Wildflowers of Eastern North America, Neartica (site uses ActiveX feature)

Wildflower Identification - Answer questions to describe your plant and this site will identify it for you.

Tree Identification - Answer questions to describe your tree and this site will identify it for you.

Connecticut Wildflower Gallery - Connecticut Botanical Society

Illinois Wildflowers - John Hilty

Missouri Flora - plants organized by flower color

Wisconsin Plants, Freckmann Herbarium

Nature Sounds   (Back to top)

Find Sounds - includes sound files for bird calls and animal sounds

North American Bird Sounds, Naturesongs