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Gov. Holcomb and the Central Indiana Land Trust together launch a new nature reserve



Putnam County, Indiana – According to a news release from the Central Indiana Land Trust, a sizable portion of Indiana forestland in Putnam County will be preserved to benefit wildlife and vegetation, and offer chances for recreation.

“When I think about this land, I couldn’t be more thrilled we’re preserving the natural wonders of Hoosier landscapes like these,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Through this first investment from the Next Level Conservation Trust, we are preserving land not just for today, but for generations of future Hoosiers to enjoy, protecting habitats and promoting quality of life.”

The entire cost of the property was $4,125,000. The project received more than $3.1 million from the Next Level Conservation Trust. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Next Level Conservation Trust was established to protect or improve nature.

“This is a great opportunity to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Putnam County,” said Putnam County Community Foundation Executive Director Neysa Meyer.

Additionally, the Central Indiana Land Trust raised over $1 million. Because of its vastness, immaculate state, and rich biodiversity, this property has been on the CILTI’s wish list ever since it was originally investigated in 2008. Additionally, Fern Cliff Nature Preserve, another protected property, is nearby. Every time you increase the necessary amount of protected area, you give animals and plants a safer environment to flourish.

Hickory trees, ferns, as well as rare and endangered species, are abundant in the forested area.