Why You Should Visit
The siltstone glade that runs south of the Black Rock Barrens and adjacent to NICHES' Weiler-Leopold Nature Reserve may be the only example of this habitat in Indiana's north central region. Located in Warren County, Black Rock Barrens is owned and managed by NICHES (Northern Citizens Helping Ecosystems Survive) Land Trust after being gifted to NICHES by The Nature Conservancy of Indiana in 1999 and was dedicated as a State Nature Preserve in 2002.
Conservation Efforts that been Done/are Targeted
NICHES is working on monitoring and removing exotic species and allowing a farmed field to revert back to its natural state. A burn plan is being developed in order to ensure natural growth.
Work done at the preserve is in partnership with Indiana Heritage Trust & Division of Nature Preserves.