Ecoblitz

To establish a more complete picture of the biological diversity and ecological value of older, hardwood forest in Indiana, the Indiana Forest Alliance is partnering with the Hoosier Environmental Council and other environmental groups to conduct a comprehensive inventory of flora and fauna in a 900-acre tract of the backcountry area of the Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests.

This multi-year inventory is known as an “Ecoblitz” — to distinguish itself from a more rapid, short-term “Bioblitz.” Its objectives are not only to establish what animals and plants are surviving in this deep forest but also, when possible, to document how well they are surviving.

The Ecoblitz is made possible by grants from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and the Efroymson Family Fund. The 2017 bird survey is made possible by a grant from the Amos Butler Audubon Society.

Write Indiana Forest Alliance’s Ecoblitz & Communications Coordinator Samantha Buran at samantha@indianaforestalliance.org for further inquiries.

 

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Dr. Glené Mynhardt, Hanover College, during the 2016 Ecoblitz. Stay tuned for the 2016 Ecoblitz report!

Resources: 

View 6/30/16 Ecoblitz Press Release

Download the 2015 Ecoblitz Report 

Download the 2014 Ecoblitz Report 

View Ecoblitz Photos