Morgan-Monroe/Yellowwood State Forest Backcountry Area Ecoblitz

nodding trillum

The Ecoblitz will continue in 2016.

Check back soon for dates and volunteer opportunities.





To establish a more complete picture of the biological diversity and ecological value of older, all-aged hardwood forest in Indiana, the Hoosier Environmental Council is partnering with the Indiana Forest Alliance and other environmental colleagues to conduct a comprehensive inventory of flora and fauna in a 900 acre tract in the heart of the backcountry area of the Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests.   This multi-year inventory is known as an “ecoblitz”, to distinguish it from a more rapid, short-term “bioblitz”.

phlox and recurved trillium

Its objectives are not only to establish what animals and plants are surviving in this deep forest but also, when possible, to document how well they are surviving.

2016 will be the third survey season for the Ecoblitz.  To volunteer, contact Tim Maloney,










baby timber rattler

Read the 2014 Ecoblitz report.

The 2015 report is coming soon!