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This publication defines and describes mitigation and adaptation strategies used to adjust to climate changes on Earth. It compares the two types of strategies and describes their effects on cities, agriculture, and h  More...

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This publication describes the general effects of changing climate on human health, covering both positive and negative effects. It is part of a Climate Change series of publications.

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This publication defines and describes the tools used to understand past climate and to predict climate in the future. It is part of a Climate Change series of publications.

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Weather is to climate as a page is to a book. A few days of weather do not give the entire story of climate, just as a single page does not tell the entire story from a book. This publication briefly describes the di  More...

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Climate change is a global problem that will take a global effort to solve. "Global" means all of us contribute to the best of our ability and all change our lifestyles to reduce our impact on climate change. But is t  More...

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Every day we generate greenhouse gases through interaction with factories, agriculture, and cars. Our activities produce four major greenhouse gases. This publication briefly describes those gasses and evidence of the  More...

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This publication briefly describes the scientific method and peer review. It is part of a Climate Change series of publications.

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The conversion of the natural landscape into a town or city is known as urbanization. The once-natural landscape that had vegetation such as grasses, shrubs, trees, and permeable soils is converted into a landscape of  More...

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This publication briefly describes potential effects of climate change on the Midwest the signs of climate change visible today. This is part of a Climate Change series of publications  More...

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This group of four books covers major species of amphibians and reptiles found in Indiana. For each species, the book includes full-color photos, a physical description, a list of similar species, and a description of  More...

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This Nature of Teaching lesson teaches students about the significant environmental and economic losses that can be caused by the introduction of invasive plant species. It includes a game that can be played in class,  More...

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This Nature of Teaching lesson plan teaches students the relationship between outdoor experiences and mental health.

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This Nature of Teaching lesson plan teaches students about the endangered eastern hellbender and the importance of conserving it. The hellbender is North America's largest salamander, growing up to 2 feet long. It is  More...

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Pruning has been called "one of the best, worst maintenance practices," especially when performed on urban trees. The process creates wounds, which have a major impact on plant processes. Improper cutting on a tree cause  More...
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Trees and all forestlands are major assets to our cities, towns, and communities. Urban trees, in particular, provide aesthetic, functional, and environmental benefits to improve the quality of life. A well-planted an  More...

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Turkey Run became Indiana's second state park in 1916. Within its boundaries lie some of the more rugged and stunning landscapes to be found in Indiana. Its sandstone bluffs and canyons, created by centuries of meltin  More...

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Choosing and planting a tree should be a well-informed and planned decision. Proper selection and planting of urban trees can provide years of enjoyment for you and future generations as well as increased property value,  More...
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Using two previously developed campaigns as examples, this publication walks you through four steps to help you create an effective campaign to change people's behavior. One campaign takes a comprehensiv  More...
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Choosing and planting a tree should be a well-informed and planned decision. Proper selection and planting of urban trees can provide years of enjoyment for you and future generations as well as increased property val  More...

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This four-page fact sheet in the Invasive Plant Series provides information on identifying and controlling this fast-growing vine within the buckwheat family. The publication, produced in partnership with Southern Indian  More...
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The Indian Creek watershed project focused on improving water quality in a small agricultural watershed in central Illinois. The project encouraged local landowners to voluntarily adopt conservation practices and systems  More...
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Pruning has been called "one of the best, worst maintenance practices" performed on trees. The process creates wounds, which have a major impact on plant processes. Improper cutting on a tree causes severe damage or even  More...
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The focus of forest science is increasingly shifting to the management of forests as complex systems rather than as simple agricultural landscapes—with a much greater appreciation for the interactive ecosystem proc  More...
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Many of Indiana's forests, especially in the southern part of the state, have been dominated by oak and hickory trees for thousands of years. In recent decades forest researchers and managers in the east-central United S  More...
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Soundscape ecology is a new field of research that investigates how sound in the environment can be used to assess ecosystem health and human connection to nature and the environment in general. With this app, you can  More...
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Soundscape ecology is a new field of research that investigates how sound in the environment can be used to assess ecosystem health and human connection to nature and the environment in general. With this app, you can  More...
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In these free podcasts, leading experts and professionals share information and solutions for sustaining our natural resources. The podcasts are  More...

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Woodlots are dynamic, vital ecosystems in the urban and suburban landscapes of the Midwest. People own these small wooded lots in urbanized areas for a variety of reasons: timber production, firewood production, recreati  More...
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Amphibians are integral to our ecosystem as predators, as a food resource, and as ecological indicators for water pollution and habitat quality. And currently, amphibians face increasing disease challenges, especially f  More...
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This 10-page publication provides information for any family considering the purchase of a woodland, or any owner considering whether or not to dispose of one. It deals with the practical realities of real estate owners  More...
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This 20-page publication will help amateur herpetologists and nature enthusiasts better enjoy the diversity of the amphibians and reptiles that call Indiana home, in a manner that maintains them for future generations. T  More...
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This 24-page publication describes the response of amphibians and reptiles to a variety of forest management practices in the Midwest, and offers general management strategies to minimize negative effects of harvests on  More...
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This 22-page PDF is a unit in the Nature of Teaching series. A lesson and classroom activities for teachers of students through grade five help students understand how animals change colors to survive in their environmen  More...
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This 23-page PDF is a unit in the Nature of Teaching series. A lesson and classroom activities for teachers and students through grade five introduce students to watersheds and why they are important to a healthy ecosyst  More...
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This four-page fact sheet in the Invasive Plant Series provides information on identifying and controlling this troublesome perennial herb. The publication, produced in partnership with the Southern Indiana Cooperative W  More...
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This 23-page PDF is teaching Unit 5 in the Nature of Teaching series. Two lessons and classroom activities for teachers of students kindergarten through grade five describe how an ecosystem is constantly changing and wha  More...
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Snakes and Lizards of Indiana is a 100-page book that provides information on the identification, ecology and behavior of the 36 species of snakes and lizards that inhabit the state. Color photos and range maps accomp  More...

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This threepage fact sheet in the Invasive Plant Series provides information on identifying and controlling this poisonous weed. The publication, produced in partnership with the Southern Indiana Cooperative Weed Manageme  More...
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This publication helps land managers effectively deal with Canada thistle problems in conservation plantings.  More...
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This PDF publication was created to help students study for the identification practicum section of the National FFA Environmental and Natural Resources Career Development Event. The 51-page, full-color document can be p  More...
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As plans for planting and getting into fields accelerate in spring, preparing ahead for manure application will help to streamline the process, insure proper nutrient application rates to support anticipated crop yields,  More...
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This six-page publication (downloadable PDF) briefly describes Smart Growth, an approach to land-use planning that targets the state's resources and funding in ways that enhances the quality of life for the residents of  More...
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4-page publication offering a perspective on the Conservation Reserve program, including administrative issues that must be resolved for the 2007 Farm Bill.  More...
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Composting is a tool that allows us to control and speed up the natural process of decomposition that returns valuable nutrients to the soil. This publication explains how composting works, describes a few basic compost  More...
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Composting is a tool that allows us to control and speed up the natural process of decomposition that returns valuable nutrients to the soil. This publication explains how composting works, describes a few basic compost  More...
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The Importance of Hardwood Tree Plantings publication provides a brief overview of several key societal and environmental attributes that hardwood plantations provide, for example, timber production, wildlife habitat, fo  More...
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Salamanders of Indiana provides the reader with a 94-page, glossy, full-color guide to the salamanders found in the Hoosier state. The photographs help the reader identify all 22 species. The soft-cover b  More...

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When properly designed, maintained, and used, septic systems can provide adequate treatment for most pollutants. There are approximately 800,000 septic systems in Indiana, and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH  More...
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This brochure tells you about stormwater runoff, why you should care about non-point source pollution, and how you can prevent non-point pollution.  More...
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This four-page publication describes in non-point source pollution and the simple things you can do to reduce polluted runoff. You'll learn about rain gardens, rain barrels, and porous building materials.  More...
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This 64-page, full-color publication describes in detail the 18 species of turtles in Indiana. The soft-cover book contains information about identification, distribution and status, and ecology and behavior. A quick  More...

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Habitat loss and fragmentation arguably pose the greatest threats to biological diversity. Agriculture is a dominant land use that, along with urban sprawl and residential development, can reduce the amount and connected  More...

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Current Indiana coal mine reclamation regulations require the maintenance of at least 450 living trees and shrubs per acre, as determined in the last year of a five-year responsibility period. This publication discusses  More...
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Greenhouse gases (GHGs) are of increasing concern because of their potential role in promoting rapid and undesirable change in climate. Agriculture ironically serves as both a source and a sink for this increase in GHGs.  More...

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This publication focuses on planting hardwood trees that are valuable to wildlife. The publication covers the variety, size and location of trees and shrubs to plant. Also included is a chart with selected tree and shrub  More...
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Discusses what to do when there is a pesticide spill. Tells who you must call and who you may need to call. Gives phone numbers for these people. Provides a list of emergency people and gives room to put their phone nu  More...

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This publication focuses on alternative methods of handling wastewater for small communities and small groups of homes. It examines pretreatment and soil absorption rather that conventional large-diameter gravity sewers  More...
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This publication describes some important environmental concerns and offers management alternatives.

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This publication discusses what ground water is, its use and quality. Illustrations are included showing the Hydrologic Cycle and sources of ground water contamination, the distribution of average annual precipitation  More...
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Land use decisions are having significant impacts on our water and other natural resources in communities across the country. The potential negative impacts to our water and natural resources increase as the intensity  More...

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Discusses how gardeners can help address the growing landfill problem by reducing yard waste (leaving grass clippings on lawns) and by recycling yard waste through composting. Explains the ingredients of compost and ho  More...
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As the name implies, nonpoint source pollution cannot be attributed to any one source. Researchers have determined that polluted runoff is the number one cause of water pollution in the United States. This publication  More...

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This publication discusses why land is converted, local zoning policies and other government policies. It also includes information on tools for protecting agricultural land, reasons to protect agricultural land and s  More...

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Impervious surfaces are a good indicator of the intensity of development and often contribute to nonpoint source pollution. This publication examines the problems posted by impervious surfaces and how to mitigate such  More...

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The value of manure in crop production is directly related to how it is managed. There is now the ability to document the amount of manure applied, where and when it was applied, and to avoid application in areas that mi  More...
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This publication examines the causes of fish kills and what can be done to prevent them.  More...
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This publication is specific to the Central Hardwood Region and discusses ecosystem management and how it places a stronger emphasis on larger spatial scales than past management approaches. The primary objectives of  More...
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It features 11 programs, several of which are available only on CD-ROM: Chemical Contamination in Fish Update; Environmental Planning for Small Communities (TRILOGY); Environmental Assessment Case Study (ALASKA); Envi  More...

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Environmental assessments are now performed routinely at commercial pesticide and fertilizer application businesses, farms, golf courses, lawn care companies, pest control firms and other businesses. The purpose of this  More...

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This publication provides background information on the process of risk assessment and the role it plays in pesticide registration. It is intended to foster a better understanding of ecological risk assessment procedures  More...

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This publication provides information regarding many benefits that we enjoy from our forests. Did you know that trees reduce air temperature, improve air quality, produce oxygen, and suppress loud sounds. These are a  More...
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An Ecological History of Agriculture, 10,000 B.C.-A.D. 10,000 opens with the first known agriculture and ends in a future in which we might have to use fewer resources to feed more people. The book describes past and pre  More...

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