|A task force for the creation of a research and teaching preserve on the Indiana University Bloomington campus has been initiated by IU Bloomington Chancellor Kenneth Gros Louis.
Michael Hamburger of the Department of Geological Sciences will chair the task force, which includes 13 faculty and administrative members involved in research, teaching and management of natural areas near the Bloomington campus.
The group is charged with development of a plan for creation of a preserve based on property owned by IU. The task force is currently considering options for development of a preserve, or preserves, on four IU-owned tracts of land near the IUB campus.
Background on the initiative, as well as maps of the proposed preserve sites, can be found at the following Web site:
• Bradford Woods facility operated by the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in Morgan County;
• Moore’s Creek woods, a 240-acre tract of land on the shores of Lake Monroe in southern Monroe County;
• Lilly-Dickey Woods, a 530-acre tract of land in northern Brown County;
• Griffy Woods, the 500 acres of woods and wetlands on the northern periphery of the IUB campus that adjoins the City of Bloomington’s Griffy Nature Preserve.