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February 2, 2018

 

The bill would prohibit local governments from regulating logging and mineral extraction on private property.

Logging Bill Sparks Debate Over Property Rights, Natural Resources

The bill would stop local governments from being able to regulate logging or mineral extraction on private property.

February 1, 2018

 

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States Join Battle To Protect Great Lakes From Asian Carp

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says an interstate partnership is being established to help strengthen defenses against invasive Asian carp.

January 30, 2018

 

The NICHES Land Trust says it recently acquired the two plots, which cover about 27 acres (11 hectares) each within northwestern Indiana's Tippecanoe and Warren counties.

Indiana Conservation Group Acquires Land Near Wabash River

A conservation group has acquired more than 50 acres (20 hectares) of natural habitat along or near Indiana's official state river, the Wabash River.

January 29, 2018

 

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Bill Would Limit Local Regulation Of Private Property Logging

Local governments would be unable to regulate timber harvests on private property under a measure that passed out of committee Monday.

January 27, 2018

 

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Avian Cholera Killing Wild Waterfowl In SW Indiana County

State wildlife officials say avian cholera has killed more than 300 wild waterfowl in southwestern Gibson County.

January 26, 2018

 

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Hoosier National Forest End Year-Round Bat Cave Closures

Cave restrictions were put in place nearly a decade ago to protect hibernating bats from the deadly White Nose Syndrome.

January 26, 2018

 

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Vigo Co. Park Employees Begin Annual Production Of Maple Syrup

This week marks the beginning of a sweet tradition in Vigo County’s Prairie Creek Park.

January 23, 2018

 

Members of the public hear result of deer cull at board of Park Commissioners

Total Cost Of Deer Cull At Griffy Preserve: Over $43,000

The official results are in from December’s Griffy Lake Nature Preserve deer cull.

January 23, 2018

 

A logging machine moves logs into a pile.

Lawmakers Again Pushing For State Forest Protections

Lawmakers are again attempting to set aside a portion of state forests to be protected from timber harvests.

January 22, 2018

 

Indiana now has 284 nature preserves covering more than 50,000 acres across the state.

Meadow, Forest Sites Designated New Indiana Nature Preserves

A forest tract in rural southern Indiana has been designated as the state's newest nature preserve.

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