With the addition of the three properties, the Hoosier state now has 277 state-designated sites protected by the Nature Preserves Act of 1967.
The Rusty Patched Bumblebee is native to the Midwest.
Carson was answering a question from U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) at the confirmation hearing to lead the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Community groups on the east side of Indianapolis won a national award to redevelop an abandoned industrial site.
The bear is one of two black bears confirmed in Indiana in the past year.
The crane was found in an agricultural area not far from where another whooping crane was killed a few years ago.
The ski business closed temporarily because of weather conditions Monday.
The Red-tail Land Conservancy says it paid $84,000 for the Delaware County property near Yorktown.
Environmentalists want more money for clean energy, public transportation and the Department of Environmental Management.
All 32 properties in Indiana will host a hike on New Year's Day, ranging from a 5k run to a casual stroll on a paved path.