The mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.
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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.