Restoring Forest Habitat
For a better planet
Together with volunteers, we are executing a long-term stewardship plan to restore forest habitat at Three Forks Preserve, a Certified Wildlife Habitat® site with the National Wildlife Federation and Indiana Wildlife Federation. Our work includes increasing biodiversity by planting native trees and shrubs and removing invasive species. We also plant pollinator-specific wildflowers and milkweed. We repurpose some wood from the forest floor to make hardwood flooring, fireplace mantels, and shelves.
Restore forest habitat to protect the plants and animals who live there and to sustainably preserve the habitat for generations to come.
Not yet open to the public: We donated the property to the Hamilton County Department of Parks & Recreation to serve as a future education center for those who want to learn about conservation and native planting and to serve as a residence for visiting scientists and conservation interns.
- Improve habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators
- Explore partnerships with landowners interested in restoring their forest habitat and protecting that habitat in perpetuity.
-Create habitat for bats and other endangered species
-Increase animal diversity through greater native plant diversity