Initiatives

FNR extension specialists develop a multitude of natural resources extension projects to meet the needs of diverse stakeholder groups. A brief description and link to each is provided below.

Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE)

Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE)

The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment is a 100-year, large-scale study, begun in 2006, designed to develop better forest management methods and measure how such practices affect plant and animal communities. Keywords: Endangered Species, Forests, Wildlife

Heart of the Tippy – Healthy Mussels, Healthy River

Heart of the Tippy – Healthy Mussels, Healthy River

The Tippecanoe River is home to 6 threatened/endangered freshwater mussels. While you might think that there is not much you can do to help, that is not true! We can have a big impact on these mussels. Find out more about mussels and how you can help. Keywords: Endangered Species, Mussels, Water

Help the Hellbender

Help the Hellbender

Hellbender populations are declining across their range, from Missouri to New York. The Help the Hellbender Project is a joint project involving partners from across the country sharing about the hellbender and their habitat and how we can help. Keywords: Endangered Species, Hellbender, Water Quality, Salamander, Snot Otter

Indiana Woodland Steward Institute

Indiana Woodland Steward Institute

The Woodland Steward Institute, Inc. is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation prints and mails three times annually the Woodland Steward, a 16-pg, 2-color, free publication. Past issues and articles are available online. Keywords: Forests, Invasive Species, Timber, Wildlife

Nature of Teaching

Nature of Teaching

The Nature of Teaching program provides a rich content of information, resources, and workshops about nature that teachers and outdoor educators can use in the classroom.  This program offers a variety of complete classroom-tested lesson plans that meet Indiana Academic Standards. Keywords: Educators, Lesson Plans, Nature, Wildlife, Health, Wellness

Sustainable Communities

Sustainable Communities

Extension programs that support sustainable community development strategies are available to communities throughout Indiana. These support decision makers with evaluating, prioritizing, and implementing sustainability strategies for their communities. Keywords: Land Use Planning, Landscaping, Public Spaces, Rainscaping, Tipping Points

Useful to Usable (U2U)

Useful to Usable (U2U)

Our team of over 50 faculty, staff, and students from nine Midwestern universities are working together, and with members of the agricultural community, to develop decision support tools, resource materials, and training methods that lead to more effective decision making and the adoption of climate-resilient farming practices. Keywords: Agriculture, Corn, Climate Change

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