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Zoos work at the forefront of species conservation efforts worldwide. For example, the Hellbender (Cryptobranchus alleganiensis) is a giant, fully aquatic salamander that has experienced range-wide declines throughout  More...

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Turkey Run became Indiana's second state park in 1916. Within its boundaries lie some of the more rugged and stunning landscapes to be found in Indiana. Its sandstone bluffs and canyons, created by centuries of meltin  More...

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The eastern hellbender is the largest salamander in North America, found in and around rivers and streams in 17 states from New York to Missouri. Many hellbender populations are in decline within their geographic range.  More...
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Using two previously developed campaigns as examples, this publication walks you through four steps to help you create an effective campaign to change people's behavior. One campaign takes a comprehensiv  More...
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The eastern hellbender is an endangered salamander found in the Blue River in southern Indiana. Hellbenders live their entire lives in rivers and streams and are rarely encountered by people. Anglers and paddlers are the  More...
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The eastern hellbender is an endangered salamander found in the Blue River in southern Indiana. It requires cool, clean rivers and streams with high water quality in order to thrive. Livestock operations can lead to incr  More...
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The eastern hellbender is an endangered salamander found in the Blue River in southern Indiana. It requires cool, clean rivers and streams with high water quality in order to thrive. Some farming practices can lead to so  More...
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The 4-H Soil and Water Science curriculum in digital format (PDF) is for youth who enjoy learning about science and two important natural resources: soil and water. Level 1 introduces basic terms and concepts. Activit  More...

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The 4-H Soil and Water Science curriculum in digital format (PDF) is for youth who enjoy learning about science and two important natural resources: soil and water. Level 2 activities help you put the basic concepts i  More...

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The 4-H Soil and Water Science curriculum in digital format (PDF) is for youth who enjoy learning about science and two important natural resources: soil and water Level 3 activities are divided into chapters based on  More...

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The Indian Creek watershed project focused on improving water quality in a small agricultural watershed in central Illinois. The project encouraged local landowners to voluntarily adopt conservation practices and systems  More...
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Thank you for helping a 4-H member learn about Soil and Water Science as a project facilitator. This Facilitator's Guide answers the questions in the youth guides and suggests ways to facilitate the activities. It als  More...

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Thank you for helping a 4-H member learn about Soil and Water Science as a project facilitator. This Facilitator's Guide answers the questions in the youth guides and suggests ways to facilitate the activities. It als  More...

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Thank you for helping a 4-H member learn about Soil and Water Science as a project facilitator. This Facilitator's Guide answers the questions in the youth guides and suggests ways to facilitate the activities. It als  More...

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The 4-H Soil and Water Science curriculum is for youth who enjoy learning about science and two important natural resources: soil and water. Level 1 introduces basic terms and concepts. Activities focus on understandi  More...

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Soundscape ecology is a new field of research that investigates how sound in the environment can be used to assess ecosystem health and human connection to nature and the environment in general. With this app, you can  More...
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Soundscape ecology is a new field of research that investigates how sound in the environment can be used to assess ecosystem health and human connection to nature and the environment in general. With this app, you can  More...
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In these free podcasts, leading experts and professionals share information and solutions for sustaining our natural resources. The podcasts are  More...

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Because agriculture dominates the Midwestern landscape, it has a huge impact on environmental quality. Agricultural producers are often advised to adopt practices that help to reduce the impact of agriculture on the e  More...

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This 20-page publication will help amateur herpetologists and nature enthusiasts better enjoy the diversity of the amphibians and reptiles that call Indiana home, in a manner that maintains them for future generations. T  More...
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This 24-page publication describes the response of amphibians and reptiles to a variety of forest management practices in the Midwest, and offers general management strategies to minimize negative effects of harvests on  More...
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Snakes and Lizards of Indiana is a 100-page book that provides information on the identification, ecology and behavior of the 36 species of snakes and lizards that inhabit the state. Color photos and range maps accomp  More...

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From yesterday's gingham girls to today's Farmer Janes, The Midwest Farmer's Daughter unearths the untold history and renewed cultural currency of an American icon at a time when fully 30 percent of new farms in t  More...

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This publication helps land managers effectively deal with Canada thistle problems in conservation plantings.  More...
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As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book also provides coverage of 90% of the species to be found in surrounding Midwestern US states. As well as covering indigenous spec  More...

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This publication explains how trees can be injured and die from damage suffered during construction projects.

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This publication provides information on protecting trees within or near construction sites and home building projects from damage or death.

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This 11-page PDF publication describes how butternuts, native hardwood trees related to black walnuts, are often hard for landowners to identify, because they are rare and people often are not familiar with them. In addi  More...
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This 10-page PDF publication describes how butternuts, native hardwood trees related to black walnuts, are threatened by butternut canker disease and have been listed as a species of special concern by the federal govern  More...
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This 20-page publication provides an abbreviated 10-step approach to successfully plant and establish healthy, productive forest and conservation plantings in Indiana. It discusses types of plantings, site selection, sit  More...

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This 20-page publication provides an abbreviated 10-step approach to successfully plant and establish healthy, productive forest and conservation plantings in Indiana. It discusses types of plantings, site selection, sit  More...

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This six-page publication (downloadable PDF) briefly describes Smart Growth, an approach to land-use planning that targets the state's resources and funding in ways that enhances the quality of life for the residents of  More...
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Scientists and natural resource managers depend on sound scientific research-based information on which to make future management decisions that will "manage our forest for sustainable wildlife and manage our wildlife  More...

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4-page publication offering a perspective on the Conservation Reserve program, including administrative issues that must be resolved for the 2007 Farm Bill.  More...
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This publication presents research that shows how plant height uniformity influences yield in continuous corn using conservation tillage systems. This publication discusses some real causes of yield loss in no-till corn  More...
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This publication will provide resources to help landowners interested in planting trees for conservation purposes find seedlings, tools and materials, professional advice and assistance, and the possibility of some finan  More...
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The Importance of Hardwood Tree Plantings publication provides a brief overview of several key societal and environmental attributes that hardwood plantations provide, for example, timber production, wildlife habitat, fo  More...
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This 64-page, full-color publication describes in detail the 18 species of turtles in Indiana. The soft-cover book contains information about identification, distribution and status, and ecology and behavior. A quick  More...

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Habitat loss and fragmentation arguably pose the greatest threats to biological diversity. Agriculture is a dominant land use that, along with urban sprawl and residential development, can reduce the amount and connected  More...

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Current Indiana coal mine reclamation regulations require the maintenance of at least 450 living trees and shrubs per acre, as determined in the last year of a five-year responsibility period. This publication discusses  More...
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This publication focuses on planting hardwood trees that are valuable to wildlife. The publication covers the variety, size and location of trees and shrubs to plant. Also included is a chart with selected tree and shrub  More...
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This publication discusses tax aspects of conservation easements from the standpoint of a forest landowner, the person selling or donating an easement. It is intended to provide you with a basic introduction to these  More...
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A forest is more than just trees. It's a collection of hundreds or thousands of living things interacting with each other. This publication provides information on managing wildlife habitats, endangered species, the rol  More...
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This publication is the guide used to teach soils and land use in high schools and to conduct soil judging contests.

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Shorebirds, those little brown birds normally associated with ocean shorelines, make an appearance twice a year along seasonally flooded agricultural fields in Indiana. The birds are making their way in the spring to bre  More...
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Many landowners would like to make their land area more attractive for wildlife, but do not know where to start. This paper outlines the basic decision-making process landowners must go through prior to initiating manage  More...
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Oftentimes we overlook ways to conserve water in and around the home; however, it is important to try to conserve water as much as possible. This publication provides practical water-saving techniques for the home, and r  More...
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This publication discusses conservation tillage, the impact of agriculture on water quality, and the impact of conservation tillage on surface and ground water quality. Tables are included listing the effects of surfac  More...
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An Ecological History of Agriculture, 10,000 B.C.-A.D. 10,000 opens with the first known agriculture and ends in a future in which we might have to use fewer resources to feed more people. The book describes past and pre  More...

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Soil erosion on agricultural land is a significant problem in Indiana. Not only is yield decreased, but sediment (the end product of erosion) is a major source of water pollution. This publication discusses the erosion  More...
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This publication contains information on soil types by counties in Indiana, a map of Indiana graphically demonstrating soil parent materials of the 13 regions and considerable discussion on conditions that influence wind  More...
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This publication seeks to answer the following questions: What is prime farmland? How is it determined? How much has already been lost, and how much do we have left? What are the consequences of continued loss locally  More...
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This publication seeks to answer the commonly asked questions about terraces, including "What are the different types?," "How do they work?," "Where are they most effective (or ineffective)?," "What does it take to con  More...
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This publication includes extensive information about improving grassed waterways, buffer strips, and wetlands for wildlife, food plots, habitat maintenance and more. It also provides information on who to contact for as  More...
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