Blue River’s cool, spring-fed waters drop in elevation from the western slope of the Knobs in Floyd and Clark Counties to its confluence with the Ohio River in Crawford County. The Blue River watershed encompasses portions of seven southern Indiana counties and is defined by the abundant limestone here. This limestone not only forms the caves that feed Blue River, but also supports the diversity of plant life found in the Blue River basin.
Rare species such as Short’s goldenrod, French’s shooting star, Appalachian bugbane and crested coralroot orchids are just a few of the special plants that this landscape supports.
If you build it, will they come? If what you are building are nesting boxes for prothonotary warblers, the answer is YES. Read how Del Striegel has been hard at work installing homes for this striking bird.
Blue River Species
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Southern Indiana Program Director Allen Pursell tells of his great fortune of finding a family of Pileated Woodpeckers in a dead tree.
Learn about our conservation work in the Blue River watershed.
A scenic and colorful forested valley with waterfall, glades and abundant wildlife.
Conservancy member Steven Heffley relates why the Blue River means so much to him, and why it needs our help.
Tips for homeowners to help keep the Blue River clean!
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