The Sycamore Land Trust bought the 85-acre tract that's now part of the Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area near Linton, Indiana.
Indiana has lost 85 percent of its wetlands since the 1800s.
Invasive species often take over reclaimed coal mines, but one partnership in southern Indiana is restoring a reclaimed mine to wildlife habitat.
The 31 acres located on N. State Road 37 are being incorporated into the Beanblossom Creek Bicentennial Conservation Area.
The group bought the 600 acres of woodland in Brown County from a group of investors who have owned the land since the 1980s.
The land adjacent to the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge is the largest acquisition in the Sycamore Land Trust's history.
The forum’s keynote speaker, Nobel Prize-winning professor Elinor Ostrom, said the public must approach climate change differently than in the past.