A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana

A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana

125 Unique Places to Explore
Steven Higgs
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 03/25/2019
Format: Paperback 120 color illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-03921-7
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Beautiful and pristine, the natural areas of Indiana are perfect for nature lovers with a desire to explore. Featuring more than 140 beautiful color photos, A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana showcases the region's unique ecosystems and includes descriptions of the flora, fauna, geology, history, and recreational opportunities. For those who want excitement, there is information on hiking, camping, bird watching, horseback riding, boating, and more.


Environmental writer and photographer Steven Higgs takes readers to the most exquisite natural areas across the region, including the JD Marshall underwater shipwreck preserve in Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes State Park, the Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve, the Valparaiso Moraine, Spicer Lake, and many more.


A must-have book for the explorer or nature lover, A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana is the perfect resource for travelers who want to learn more about the region's distinctive natural heritage.

Author Bio

Steven Higgs is an award-winning environmental writer and photographer and author of A Guide to Natural Areas of Southern Indiana and Eternal Vigilance: Nine Tales of Environmental Heroism in Indiana.

Reviews

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Get outside and into the amazing places Steven has selected. This book is meant to be marked with your observations and questions, to be dog-eared, mud-stained, sweat-stained, well-worn. You are holding a guide, a prompt, an invitation to explore the splendors of our northern Indiana natural areas, teaming with life.

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Jason Kissel, Executive Director, ACRES Land Trust

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Steve's guides to the natural areas of Indiana are always thoroughly researched and thoughtfully presented. I look forward to having his guide to northern Indiana with me on my next visit to that area of the state.

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Bowden Quinn, Director, Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter

"As someone who has spent nearly a decade of my career managing some of northern Indiana's most beautiful natural areas for The Nature Conservancy, it is truly a pleasure to flip through the pages of Steven Higgs' latest book, A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana. In addition to giving interesting background, detailed directions, and a brief history for each of the sites, the book celebrates the people and organizations whose vision and dedication are responsible for preserving these incredible pieces of Indiana's natural history for future generations to enjoy. This is a book that anyone who enjoys hiking, camping, or exploring the outdoors will cherish."


Matt Williams, author of Endangered and Disappearing Birds of the Midwest

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Jason Kissel, Executive Director, ACRES Land Trust


Preface


Acknowledgments


Introduction


Natural Area Etiquette


Part 1: The Land Stewards


National Park Service


Indiana Department of Natural Resources


Division of Nature Preserves


Division of State Parks & Lakes


Division of Fish & Wildlife


Division of Forestry


Indiana Heritage Trust


The Nature Conservancy


ACRES Land Trust


NICHES Land Trust


Shirley Heinz Land Trust


Central Indiana Land Trust


Red-tail Land Conservancy


Ouabache Land Conservancy


Little River Wetlands Project


Other Public Stewards


National Audubon Society – Important Bird Areas


Part 2: The Northern Indiana Landscape


Sculpted by Rock, Ice, and Water


Northern Indiana Physiography


The Natural Regions


Part 3: Destinations


Section 1:


List of Sites


Lake Michigan Natural Region


Northwestern Morainal Natural Region


Lake Border Section


Chicago Lake Plain Section


Valparaiso Moraine Section


Section 2:


List of Sites


Grand Prairie Natural Region


Grand Prairie Section


Kankakee Sand Section


Kankakee Marsh Section


Section 3:


List of Sites


Northern Lakes Natural Region


Section 4:


List of Sites


Central Till Plain Natural Region


Entrenched Valley Section


Tipton Till Plain SectionBluffton Till Plain Section


Black Swamp Natural Region



Part 4: Supplementary Materials


Species List


Glossary


Resources



Index