The American chestnut was once one of the most common tree species in eastern U.S. forests. Since the introduction of chestnut blight in the early 20th century, it has been reduced to a small number of scattered, yet diseased survivors.
Are you an Indiana classroom teacher interested in learning more about Indiana's forest resources and how to integrate them into your classroom? The Indiana Division of Forestry, along with Purdue University Forestry and Natural Resources, will conduct the Indiana Natural Resources Teacher Institute the week of June 22-26 at the Forestry Training Center at Morgan-Monroe State Forest.
The Midwest has shown some of the most significant declines in hellbender populations. Listen about the conservation efforts in West Virginia and Ohio which includes eDNA surveys, concrete nest boxes, and captive rearing and release programs for these often referred to "snot otters".
Now that the weather forecast is looking positive and the days are getting longer, this is a great time to think about wildlife habitat projects. Landowners and homeowners can be overwhelmed by all the different ways they can help wildlife on their property. An easy project that is fun to build and place on your property is a nest box.