Biodiversity in Indiana - Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force 11/10/11

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Slides from presentation given by TNC's Mary McConnell for Indiana Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force meeting on 11/10/11. …

Slides from presentation given by TNC's Mary McConnell for Indiana Sustainable Natural Resources Task Force meeting on 11/10/11.

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  • 1. the ugly
  • 2. and the undeniably beautiful
  • 3. The biodiversity of IndianaFour ecoregions converge onIndiana• An ecoregion is: - a large area of land and water -delineated by climate, vegetation and geology -home to distinct plant and animal species - not defined by political boundaries
  • 4. Great Lakes Ecoregion
  • 5. Great Lakes Ecoregion
  • 6. Great Lakes Ecoregion
  • 7. Central Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion
  • 8. Central Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion
  • 9. Central Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion
  • 10. Central Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion
  • 11. Central Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion
  • 12. Central Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion
  • 13. Central Tallgrass Prairie Ecoregion
  • 14. North Central Tillplain Ecoregion
  • 15. North Central Tillplain Ecoregion
  • 16. North Central Tillplain Ecoregion
  • 17. North Central Tillplain Ecoregion
  • 18. North Central Tillplain Ecoregion
  • 19. North Central Tillplain Ecoregion
  • 20. Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion
  • 21. Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion
  • 22. Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion
  • 23. Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion
  • 24. Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion
  • 25. Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion
  • 26. Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion
  • 27. Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion
  • 28. Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion
  • 29. Food for Thought• Indiana does not have enough public land• Indiana needs an adequate and permanent source of funding for land acquisition• Indiana is slowly losing our hardwoods from the overpopulation of deer – which will create a huge economic loss• Consider the upcoming bi-centennial as an opportunity to address conservation needs