Protection, Restoration and Land Acquisition
- A new 95 acre addition to Loblolly Marsh and Limberlost Swamp in Geneva was purchased in May 2009. The 95 acres is composed of three separate in-holdings which will be returned to wetland and prairie. This area was once home to a 13,000 acre swamp which inspired much of Hoosier author Gene Stratton-Porterís work.
- 8,000 acre Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area was acquired in May 2005 with support from the INRF and is currently being restored to natural Indiana wetlands.
- The Judy Burton Nature Preserve was acquired with support from the INRF. These 129.7 acres on the southwest side of Lake Manitou, contain a complex of wetlands, upland “islands” of oak and hickory, lake frontage and agricultural fields. This area serves as important nesting habitat for a number of rare birds and is home to a variety of rare species and plants.
- Footprints, Balancing Natureís Diversity is an educational exhibit at the Indiana State Museum sponsored by the INRF.
- The Natural Heritage of Indiana is a documentary based on the Marion Jackson book by the same title and sponsored by the INRF.