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Below you will find a listing of projects that have been approved to date for BNT funding. Please click on each project to view the information about it. The map will show the approximate locations of these projects.
A 103-acre property in Goshen (Elkhart County) previously used as a quarry. It contains an 83-acre lake with 20 acres of shoreline. Plans call for the addition of open-air pavilions, bicycle parking and picnic areas.
Purchase of the Columbia Mine tract, a 1,043-acre site in Gibson and Pike counties that shares more than three miles of boundary with the Patoka National Wildlife Refuge and forms a connection between two large parcels owned by the refuge. The site features marsh, forested wetlands, upland forests, shrub and prairie plantings and several lakes.
Purchase of 160 acres in Jasper County to connect separated tracts of the Stoutsburg Savanna Nature Preserve. Considered a priority acquisition site for 30 years, it features rolling sand dunes covered with black oak and former prairies.
Purchase of a 43-acre site to expand Brammall Nature Preserve on Pigeon Pond in Steuben County. The site contains wetlands, upland forests and floodplain.
The addition of 97 acres in the southwest corner of Oak Ridge Prairie County Park in Griffith to construct a non-motorized bike trail connecting with the two longest and busiest trail corridors in northwest Indiana—the Erie Lackawanna and Oak Savannah trails.
Purchase and restoration of 38 acres in Hamilton County surrounded by an existing 41-acre park donated to the Washington Township Parks & Recreation Department in 1999 by the family of Shelia Beals MacGregor.
Purchase of 69 acres in the southeast area of Salamonie Lake in Wabash County. The site, known as the Priddy Tract, will provide convenient access for Salamonie users as well as additional opportunities for hunting, wildlife viewing and nature study.
Purchase of portions of the former Grand Rapids and Indiana railroad corridor to be developed as a multipurpose trail between Kendallville and Rome City in Noble County.
Purchase of 7.3 miles of the former Pennsylvania Railroad/Vandalia Railroad corridor between Greencastle and Reelsville in Putnam County for a proposed multipurpose trail.
Extension of the proposed B&O Trail in Hendricks County. The rail-to-trail project eventually will extend 65 miles through Marion, Hendricks, Putnam and Parke counties.
Purchase of 83 acres of Maumee River frontage in Allen County that contains upland forest, flood plain, ravines, 30-foot bluffs and agricultural fields.
Purchase of 15 acres adjacent to Luhr County Park in LaPorte County. The site includes oak-hickory woods and forested wetlands, plus fallow agriculture fields targeted for wetland and prairie restoration.
A 359-acre addition to Shades State Park in Montgomery County consisting of 262 acres of mature, second-growth hardwood forest and 97 acres of warm-season grass plantings. The tract includes the northern portion of two entrenched ravines that drain into the park and Sugar Creek.
A 704-acre upland forest with oak, hickory and mixed hardwood trees adjacent to an existing Yellowwood State Forest tract of 490 acres in Brown County. The site was purchased previously by The Nature Conservancy as part of its Brown County Hills Project.
A 69-acre tract in Wayne County featuring an upper slope ravine forest and forested bluff with a small pond, springs and agricultural remnants.
Purchase of a 167-acre site in Union and Wayne counties that contains 120 tillable acres, 47 acres of woodlands, streams, wetlands, and a two-acre gravel and sand beach.
The addition of 16 acres to Wilderness Park, increasing the Hartford City park’s size to 40 acres.
A 144-acre secluded retreat on the banks of the Ohio River in Perry County that will be managed by the DNR Division of State Parks & Reservoirs. The property near Rome is surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest and features three log cabins, limestone and sandstone outcroppings, and cliffs that overlook the Ohio River.
Purchase of 20 acres on the border of Tippecanoe and Warren counties that includes bluffs 100 feet above the floodplain of the Wabash River. The site lies between NICHES’ Black Rock Nature Preserve and Ross Hills, owned by the Purdue Research Foundation and the Tippecanoe County Parks Department.
Purchase of a 20-acre wooded parcel that includes a half-acre pond and is documented as the county’s first park.
Purchase of a 2-acre site with 400 feet of shoreline on Pine Lake, a 564-acre lake in LaPorte.
Purchase of a 44-acre site that includes 20 acres of wetland adjacent to Dallas Lake County Park.
Purchase of 140 acres—including 54 acres of forested wetlands—near Chili (Miami County) that contains Flowers Creek and more than 1,000 feet of frontage on the Eel River.
Purchase of 110 forested acres in Allen County with 1,200 feet of shoreline on Lake Everett, the county’s only natural lake. Included is a two-acre bog that is home to a state-endangered salamander.
Purchase of 64 acres in Porter County formerly operated as Camp Meadowbrook, located along the north slope of the Valparaiso Moraine, which is part of the biologically important Moraine forest. A variety of habitats and natural communities are found at the site—upland forest, a deep ravine along a stream, mixed-age woodlands, reclaimed cropland, shrub lands, scattered patches of evergreens, and a forested wetland.
Purchase of two parcels totaling five acres as additions to an existing 728-acre park in Lake County. One is a 4.5-acre dry mesic sand forest and the half-acre plot is shrub swamp. The additions will enhance connections to the Oak Savannah Trail Corridor north of the park and protect an in-holding of rare plant communities.
Purchase of 122 acres around Big Center Lake on the west edge of Angola in Steuben County. The site will be developed as a nature preserve and passive recreation site for hiking, bird watching, fishing, canoeing and kayaking.
Purchase of a 4.94-acre lot in Madison (Jefferson County) that includes Ohio River frontage and land on either side of the existing Heritage Trail. Acquisition will allow expansion of a public park along the entry to the Heritage Trail.