Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve
Located in Northwest Indiana, this 1,500 acre state nature preserve is home to more than 500 species of plants and wildlife. This preserve is an important remnant of Indiana’s ecological heritage as it holds several rare habitats types including black oak barrens, dune and swale complexes, and prairie potholes. Conservation Land Stewardship has maintained an ongoing work relationship with Indiana DNR to restore various tracts of this site since 2004.
The majority of work performed to date includes invasive species removal and black oak reduction within forested wetland and savanna communities. CLS has also served as burn contractor for planning, permitting, and conducting prescribed burns within various tracts of Hoosier Prairie. Work to date includes:
- Selective clearing of invasive trees and brush
- Woodland canopy thinning
- Foliar treatment of woody resprouts
- Invasive species removal
- Prescribed burn planning, permitting, and management