The Nature Conservancy's Guide to Indiana Preserves

The Nature Conservancy's Guide to Indiana Preserves

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Upon first entering the preserve you sense that you are in a special place. There is an air of distinctness that is at first perhaps only subconsciously registered-distinct light through the trees, distinct smells of the conifers and oaks, distinct sounds of the wind moving through the canyon and leaves. A massive wall of sandstone looms up before you, and unusual plants of strange form flourish in the damp cool beneath a natural bridge carved into the rock.... -From the Portland Arch entry, written by Thomas O. SwinfordFrom the majestic dunes of northwest Indiana to the lush cypress sloughs at the convergence of the Ohio and Wabash Rivers-and all places in between-Indiana boasts a remarkable variety of natural areas. The Nature Conservancy's Guide to Indiana Preserves is an invaluable resource as you journey to these wonderful parts of the state. Big Walnut, Cedar Bluffs, the Kankakee Sands Project, Pennywort Cliffs, to name just a few-these are the places that The Nature Conservancy has been working to protect since 1959.The Nature Conservancy's Guide to Indiana Preserves is an essential resource for those who want to get off the beaten path and visit natural Indiana at its best-but this is more than a field guide. The natural beauty of each preserve is captured with stunning detail in the images of noted photographers Ron Leonetti and Christopher Jordan. Directions to each site are also included, so you can start your journey now.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 180.3 x 233.7 x 20.3mm | 952.56g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 4 b&w photos, 268 color photos, 55 maps
  • 0253218594
  • 9780253218599

About The Nature Conservancy in Indiana

The Nature Conservancy is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of biological diversity. In Indiana the Conservancy has protected over 58,000 acres of irreplaceable forest, wetland and prairie habitats.Ron Leonetti and Christopher Jordan have been photographing the natural world for many years. Their award-winning images are displayed in numerous private and public collections. They are the authors of Unexpected Indiana (IUP, 2004).
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"The Nature Conservancy's Guide to Indiana Preserves is an invaluable resource to natural areas in the state." -Times (Illinois Edition)
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Table of contents

Foreword by Marion T. JacksonAcknowledgmentsIntroduction Visitor Guidelines Key Conservancy Terms and AcronymsAbout The Nature Conservancy Healing Hoosier Landscapes Stewardship Indiana Preserve MapIndiana Preserves Anderson Falls Barker Woods Beanblossom Bottoms Bicentennial Woods Big Walnut Black Rock Barrens Bluffs of Beaver Bend Cedar Bluffs Chelsea Flatwoods Cline Lake Fen Conrad Station Savanna Douglas Woods Fall Creek Gorge Fawn River Fen Fern Cliff German Methodist Cemetery Prairie Goose Pond Cypress Slough Green's Bluff Guthrie Woods Hall Woods Hardin Ridge and Brock-Sampson Harrison County Glades Hitz-Rhodehamel Holley Savanna Hoosier Prairie Kankakee Sands Project Kramer Original Woods Manitou Island Wetlands Marsh Lake Complex Merry Lea Moraine Nature Preserve Mossy Point NIPSCO Savanna Ober Sand Savanna Olin Lake Orangeville Rise and Wesley Chapel Gulf of the Lost River Pennywort Cliffs Pine Hills Pipewort Pond (William L. Lieber Memorial Preserve) Point Township Complex Portland Arch Ritchey Woods Saunders Woods Shooting Star Cliffs Shrader-Weaver Woods Spinn Prairie Swamp Angel Tefft Savanna Complex Thousand Acre Woods Tolleston Strand Plain Trail Creek Fen Twin Creek Valley and Henderson Park Whip-poor-will Woods Zeigler WoodsCommon Species and Corresponding Latin NamesGlossaryList of ContributorsIndex
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