New Initiative “Let the Sun Shine In – Indiana” will Work to Restore the State’s Oak-Hickory Forests
(July 5, 2022) Southern Indiana’s forests are growing darker, making them more homogenous and emptier of birdlife. Trees like beech and maple have proliferated since humans began suppressing fire in the region, choking out the sunlight that oak trees and other important sources of food and shelter for birds need to thrive. This year, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) has teamed up with more than a dozen public and private partners including The Nature Conservancy, Purdue University Extension, Indiana Department of Natural Resources – Division of Forestry, and US Forest Service to bring back the oaks. The new initiative is called Let the Sun Shine In – Indiana (LSSI – Indiana).
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