Morgan-Monroe/Yellowwood State Forest Backcountry Area Ecoblitz

 

Ecoblitz update

The final Ecoblitz reports from 2016-17 will be published soon.

Read the 2015 Ecoblitz report here.

 

nodding trillum

 

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”.

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.

2017 was the fourth survey season for the Ecoblitz.

Read the 2014 Ecoblitz report.

twinleaf

 

 

 

 

phlox and recurved trillium

 

 

baby timber rattler