Environment
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.
Dragonite in Melbourne, Australia, www.flickr.com
In August of 2016, we posted an article about how the online game Minecraft teaches forest regeneration and helps users understand the pros and cons of various tree species. This year, we bring you information about Pokemon GO a game designed for your smartphone. While the premise of the game is to find cute creatures to befriend and train for battle, this game ultimately teaches additional lessons about nature and conservation.
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Our oak-hickory forests provide us with many environmental, social and economic benefits. Without proper stewardship, these benefits and services can be reduced. Professional foresters have an innovative set of management options for the maintenance of healthy forest ecosystems.
Invasive plants: impact on environment and people, FNR-532-W
Invasive species are said to be the second leading cause of biodiversity loss, after habitat loss. This new lesson teaches students about the significant environmental and economic losses that can be caused by the introduction of invasive plant species. The lesson meets multiple Indiana science, natural resources, math, and social studies standards.
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).
Coyote, photo by Alfred Viola, bugwood.org
In acknowledging National Wildlife Week, #nationalwildlifeweek, it seems fitting to place this post regarding several concerned questions that we receive on coyotes. While folks are quick to recognize the call of spring peepers, or the song of robins, they are surprised to know other types of wildlife can call their backyard home.

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