The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
The goal for our stewards is to sustain the existing diversity of the species and natural processes that shape a landscape, or to restore them where they have been removed.
We're taught at an early age that fire and forests are a bad combination. It's no wonder that many people question the use of fire as a conservation method. Like rain and sunshine, fire is a natural and necessary tool in preserving our forests, prairies and grasslands.
By observing natural processes of stable streams and rivers, researchers have designed a drainage channel that will benefit both agriculture and the environment. The two-stage ditch design is great promise as a conservation tool in Indiana and neighboring states.