ACRES Land Trust
Friday, March 07, 2014
Northeast Indiana Nature Preservation and Education
Our Land Trust Neighbors
Organizations and Businesses with Related Interests
Endangereds and Invasives
Nature and Conservation News
Animal (Vertibrate) Images
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 BatWorld.com
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 Trails.com (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 - realtimerendering.com. Answer questions to describe your plant and this site will identify it for you.
Tree Identification - realtimerendering.com. 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