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Land has direct value as a place for people to interact with nature, as protected wild places, and as a place for education. Protecting our rapidly diminishing “wilds” and holding the land in trust is critical for future generations of both wildlife and people. Without the land, our future as a civilization and as an organization is bleak.
The Indian Creek Nature Center is dedicated to protecting the land we have, and restoring it to pre-settlement conditions. Staff and volunteers are always working on a wide range of restoration activities. Conservation projects vary with the season, amount of degradation an area has suffered, and the desired habitat.
The Nature Center is reconstructing tallgrass prairies, restoring oak-hickory savannas, and improving wetlands and riparian habitats. Restoration activities include: removing exotic trees and plants; planting native trees and plants; managing controlled burns in appropriate areas; and, creating animal nest boxes and habitats.