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Daily Local News – June 22, 2017

The Sycamore Land Trust has acquired two square miles, or 115 acres, that will be added to the Bean Blossom conservation area; Bloomington City council members take their time with one of two proposed ordinances aimed at encouraging more affordable housing in the city; The U.S. Justice Department announced it will help twelve cities, including Indianapolis, develop strategies in hopes …

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Standing Room Only: Intimate Sycamore Landscapes

On April 26, Steve Higgs discussed his experience studying and reporting on natural conservation in Indiana. Higgs is among Indiana’s foremost environmental photographers and is the author of Eternal Vigilance: Nine Tales of Environmental Heroism in Indiana and A Guide to the Natural Areas of Southern Indiana. His talk was one in a series from Green Drinks Bloomington, a monthly …

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Eco Report Feature – Steven Higgs on Southern Indiana’s Protected Natural Areas

In today’s Eco Report feature, we hear from Steven Higgs, an environmental writer and photographer who has published books including “A Guide to the Natural Areas of Southern Indiana.” In that book, Higgs documents 119 protected natural areas in southern Indiana. In this next clip, Higgs begins by discussing the role of land trusts in preserving these natural areas. Higgs …

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Eco Report Feature – Roger Hangarter on Biodiversity Part 2

In today’s Eco Report two part feature, correspondent Bob Kissel spoke with Dr. Roger Hangarter on the subject of biodiversity.

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Daily Local News – December 5, 2016

The Sycamore Land Trust has opened a new nature preserve on the shores of Lake Monroe; Activists in Standing Rock, North Dakota are warning that the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline is not over, despite an easement denial from the Army Corp of Engineers; According to the City Clerk, Monroe County experienced strong voter turnout in the November general …

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New Nature Preserve Opens on Shores of Lake Monroe

The Sycamore Land Trust has opened a new nature preserve on the shores of Lake Monroe. The Amy Weingartner Branigin Peninsula Preserve, which covers 48 acres, was acquired in 2015. The land was purchased with funds donated by several members of the Weingartner family in memory of their daughter, Amy, who died of brain cancer in 2012. Additional funding was …

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EcoFeature – Abby Perfetti Discusses the Sycamore Land Trust’s Work Preserving Land in South Central Indiana

Kevin Lynch interviews Abby Perfetti, communications director of Sycamore Land Trust. We talk about some basics of what a land trust is and how people can get involved. Sycamore Land Trust has a headquarters in Bloomington and preserves land in southern Indiana.

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EcoReport – July 9, 2015

In today’s EcoReport feature: WFHB correspondent Bob Kissel recently interviewed Jess Gwinn and Maureen Forest from their rural Greene County bird banding station about their 5-year participation in the national research program mapping avian productivity and survivorship. EcoReport is a weekly program providing independent media coverage of environmental and ecological issues with a focus on local, state and regional people, …

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Daily Local News – June 24, 2015

Earlier today Governor Mike Pence announced that Indiana would refuse to comply with the EPA’s proposed clean power plan; In other environmental news, a study conducted at the IU school of Public and Environmental Affairs, or SPEA, is calling air pollution regulations into question; Sycamore Land Trust has just announced a new addition to its more than eighty-four-hundred acres of …

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