Environmental Stewardship
Stream with bank erosion.
It's Arbor Day again, and it's time to celebrate the importance of trees.Trees not only benefit people, they benefit aquatic wildlife like the Hellbender salamander.
Person raking firebreaks from prescribed fireburn.
Prescribed fire is an important and effective wildlife habitat management and forestry tool. Here are 6 things to consider before you light a prescribed fire in order to ensure it is conducted safely and effectively.
The majority of the 41.5 million chickens and 10.5 million pigs sold each year in Indiana are raised in confined feeding operations (CFOs). About 2,000 CFOs are currently operating in Indiana, and the farms are regulated by standards set by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).
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The hellbenders, also known as snot otter or mud-devil, continue to decline. You can help this endangered species by sharing these fun resources: brochures, lesson plans, videos and games.
Planting tree.
Many of the invasive plant issues we experience in the urban ecosystem is due to improper plant selection when landscaping our homes and businesses. Before you plant checkout alternative options to avoid invasive plant species
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When biologists and land managers talk about managing native warm-season grasses (NWSG) they are really talking about managing early-successional plant communities. Songbirds, northern bobwhite, ring-necked pheasants and white-tailed deer are among the wildlife species that use these areas for bedding and to hide from predators.
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A new publication available from Purdue Extension could help crop producers minimize pesticide risk to pollinator species. Protecting Pollinators in Agronomic Crop Production, the latest publication in the Protecting Pollinators series, describes some of the risks pollinators may face when pesticides are applied to field crops, such as corn, soybeans or wheat.

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