Meadow, forest sites designated new Indiana nature preserves

A meadow area in heavily industrialized northwestern Indiana and a
forest tract in rural southern Indiana have been designated as the
state’s newest nature preserves.

The action by the state’s Natural Resources Commission protects those
areas from development to maintain them in their natural conditions.

The Department of Natural Resources says the 119-acre Calumet Prairie
Nature Preserve in the Lake County city of Lake Station contains the
state’s largest sedge meadow and wet prairie environment.

The other new protected site is the nearly 520-acre Outbrook Ravine
Nature Preserve in Clark and Scott counties of southern Indiana. That
site covers a rugged forested area that includes the most northwestern
extension of naturally occurring Virginia pine.



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