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Pisgah Marsh Nature Preserve

Pisgah Marsh Nature Preserve

Where
  • 118 acres at the intersection of three counties- Kosciusko, Whitley and Noble.
  • Approximately 9 miles north of Larwill and west of State Road 5.
  • Part of the larger Pisgah Marsh Fish & Wildlife Area.
  • Located in Indiana’s Northern Lakes Natural Region.
What
  • Contains high-quality examples of fen, sedge meadow, marsh, and oak woodland natural communities.
  • An ADA-accessible boardwalk leads visitors out to Pisgah Lake.
  • Provides habitat for numerous wildlife species, including Virginia rail, sedge wren and least bittern
Who
  • It is owned by the State of Indiana and under the administration of the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife.
  • It is managed jointly by the divisions of Fish & Wildlife and Nature Preserves.

County Line Glades Nature Preserve

County Line Glades Nature Preserve

Where
  • 84.6 acres - composed of two separate tracts within Harrison-Crawford State Forest in Harrison and Crawford counties.
  • Situated just south of I-64 at the county line.
  • Located within the Shawnee Hills Natural Region, Escarpment Section.
What
  • Protects limestone glades and adjoining dry upland forest with a diverse assortment of site indicator species including Indian grass, New Jersey tea, American columbo, blackjack oak and post oak.
  • Noteworthy plant species include the state-rare golden alexanders and limestone adder’s-tongue.
  • Significant animal species include a watchlist springtail species and the state-endangered Indiana bat.
Who
  • It is owned by DNR Division of Forestry.
  • It is managed jointly by the divisions of Forestry and Nature Preserves

Pleasant Grove Nature Preserve

Pleasant Grove Nature Preserve

Where
  • 64.2 acres located within Owen-Putnam State Forest, Morgan Township, Owen County.
  • Located within the Shawnee Hills Natural Region, Crawford Upland Section.
What
  • Contains a mosaic of sandstone cliffs, seep springs, streams, and upland forest.
  • The seep springs (upwellings from underground aquifers) represent the largest known in the forest.
  • Provides habitat for a number of state-ranked flora species, including leek sedge, halberd-leaved tear-thumb, twisted sedge, touch-me-not, seersucker sedge, shining clubmoss and intermediate wood fern.
Who
  • It is owned by the State of Indiana and under the administration of the DNR Division of Forestry.
  • It is managed jointly by the divisions of Forestry and Nature Preserves.

Section Nine Seep Springs Nature Preserve

Section Nine Seep Springs Nature Preserve

Where
  • 46.7 acres located within Owen-Putnam State Forest, Jennings Township, Owen County.
  • Located within the Shawnee Hills Natural Region, Escarpment Section.
What
  • Combination of seep springs, streams, and mesic-upland forest.
  • Mostly forested seep springs with a few black ash trees.
  • Of special interest is the presence of tree clubmoss (Lycopodium obscurum), which is not a true moss, but a fern relative that is rare in the state.
  • High-quality mesic forest occurs on the western edge of the preserve.
  • Provides habitat for a number of state-ranked flora species including cinnamon fern, marsh marigold, brome hummock sedge and tree clubmoss.
Who
  • It is owned by the State of Indiana and under the administration of the DNR Division of Forestry.
  • It is managed jointly by the divisions of Forestry and Nature Preserves.