Why You Should Visit
Featuring a 75-foot high limestone bluff and gnarled red cedars clinging to cliffs, Cedar Bluffs Preserve in Monroe County provides a stunning display of species adaptation and survival in a harsh environment. At its eastern end, the bluff narrows and drops off into a rock-walled valley cut by a small tributary stream of Clear Creek. This canyon protects a lavish spring wildflower display and exhibits remarkable rock formations. Cedar Bluffs was dedicated as a State Nature Preserve in 1976.
What The Nature Conservancy is Doing/has Done
The Conservancy constantly works to protect, restore and reduce threats to the limestone bluffs and dry, mesic upland forest. In 2003, a split rail fence was installed to hinder visitors from going off-trail and allow areas to revegetate. Invasive species control and trail maintenance are typical stewardship activities. Cedar Bluffs is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy and work done at the preserve is in partnership with the Indiana Department of Nature Preserves.