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.
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
The mission of the HTIRC is to advance the science and application of tree improvement, management, and protection of hardwood forests, with emphasis in the Central Hardwood Forest Region (CHFR). Our Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources continues to share research findings to forest professionals around the state and beyond. Keywords: Hardwood, Regeneration, Improvement, Genomics, Seedlings
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
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
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
Fishing, hunting and other wildlife recreation is immensely popular in Indiana, and many people undertake these pastimes on private lands. Purdue Extension has developed a program to help Indiana landowners manage their ponds for fishing and their land for hunting and other wildlife opportunities. Keywords: Pond, Wildlife, Management, Recreation, Fishing, Hunting, Landowners
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