Conservation Planning Projects
Ambler Flatwoods Project Area
Shirley Heinze Land Trust developed a successful conservation planning project for the Ambler Flatwoods area. With the assistance of a generous grant from the Land Trust Alliance, we were able to acquire geographic information systems (GIS) technology and training, which have allowed us to undertake a systematic planning effort to save the remaining parcels of boreal flatwoods, one of Indiana’s rarest natural communities. That project is already paying dividends, and its success has encouraged us to undertake a similar effort – along with two other local land trusts – aimed at the moraine forest in Porter and LaPorte Counties.
Here is the conservation planning map that was distributed to property owners identified in the project.
Moraine Forest Project
Raising Awareness and assisting landowners with conservation options to preserve the Moraine Forest.
The Moraine Region of LaPorte and Porter Counties is one of the more biologically diverse areas of the United States.
Where is the Moraine Forest:
Northwest Indiana counties like Lake, Porter, and La Porte.
Who should be interested:
If you own land or live in Lake, Porter, or La Porte County