The focus of forest science is increasingly shifting to the management of forests. This new publication "Breeding Birds and Forest Management: the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment and the Central Hardwoods Region" summarizes the effects of forest management on bird species. As we gain knowledge of how forest management affects not only timber production, but also the overall function of the forested ecosystem, we can then improve the ecological value and have an increase in the economic return.
Planting cover crops could help preserve healthy soil in fields that have been left empty this year because of flooding, according to a new article by Purdue agronomist Eileen Kladivko and Barry Fisher, Indiana state soil health specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
A new educational exhibit aimed for kindergartners to fifth graders called "A Salamander Tale" is ready to be shipped around the country and spread amphibian awareness. Play the video game "Hellbender Havoc" which provides a fun and unique way to learn about hellbenders.
This day-long workshop focuses on applying the No Adverse Impact approach in Northwest Indiana with emphasis on green infrastructure and regionally-relevant legal issues practitioners face such as: liability, takings, and the Public Trust Doctrine. Other items of discussion include: watershed planning and community outreach using interactive mapping exercises.