region-news
Flash is not supported on this device. If you wish to listen to this audio, you must download and play an mp3 using an mp3 player on your device. CLICK HERE

Press the play button to hear the latest news from THE REGION.


Region-News-Team-Black-Logo

Funding to Restore Rare Oak Savana at Indiana Dunes

Share this post

save the dunes
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Dunes State Park and Save the Dunes have received one million dollars in funding to undertake a significant ecological restoration of 1077 acres of black oak savanna habitat beginning this summer. Save the Dunes reports it is estimated that less than .02 percent of black oak savanna remains in the Midwest and what remains in the Indiana dunes is threatened due to the overgrowth of invasive species. The project is expected to benefit both native wildlife, plants and the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly that relies exclusively on oak savanna species for its survival.
The project is anticipated to run through summer 2015, and during the project, it may become necessary to close trails for a day or so to ensure visitor safety as workers carry out the restoration activities.


Meet-The-Team

Laura-WAKE Scott-WAKE Brent-WAKE
LAURA WALUSZKO
Region News Team
SCOTT ROSENBERG
Region News Team
BRENT BROWN
Region News Team
Jay-WAKE Karl-WAKE Annie-WAKE
JAY STEVENS
Region News Team
KARL BERNER
Region News Team
ANNIE FOX
Region News Team

Recent-Newscast

Flash is not supported on this device. If you wish to listen to this audio, you must download and play an mp3 using an mp3 player on your device. CLICK HERE