The Sycamore Land Trust bought the 85-acre tract that's now part of the Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area near Linton, Indiana.
The latest purchase of 11 parcels will allow construction for what is now a one-mile gap in the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.
Indiana farmland values jumped by nearly 23-percent from 2010 to 2011.
The Purdue University Extension is hosting a program tomorrow night for farmers and small acreage landowners.
Last night, the Monroe County Plan Commission voted in favor of sending a proposed land-use plan to the county commissioners, with a 6-2 vote.
Geography researchers at Indiana University have been studying forest productivity in Morgan-Monroe State Forest.