The days are getting brighter and the ground is starting to thaw. Do you see the signs? The forest is coming to life. Listen for the chirping frogs, pounding woodpeckers, and racing squirrels. Sprigs of green are peeking through the thick mat of decaying leaves. First, the skunk cabbage in the swampy ....
They are unprotected, and they are disappearing.
You look at open, undeveloped space and
wonder, "Will it be gone before the next
generation gets to see it?"
» Why Conservation?
Red-tail protects over 2700 acres of natural areas
and farm land in east central Indiana. Many of
these areas are open to the public offering nature
trails and wildlife viewing opportunities.
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our nature trails
The Red-tail Land Conservancy plans for
a future where the natural beauty of
east central Indiana still exists.
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for The Land
Like lizards, they have a long tail and a narrow body but that is where the similarities end. Lizards are reptiles, with dry scaly skin. Salamanders have moist skin which some actually use to breathe. They are called amphibians because they live part of their lifecycle in the water and part on land....
You may have noticed the sun rising sooner and setting later. There are more hours of daylight and the days are getting warmer. Snow has melted and the air smells fresh after it rains. It’s finally Spring!...
Red-tail Land Conservancy preserves, protects, and restores natural areas and farm land in east central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage. Focused on this mission in five counties in east central Indiana, the not-for-profit land trust has grown steadily since its inception in 1999 when a public meeting held at Minnetrista Cultural Center in Muncie attracted 87 people.
Funded entirely by private contributions from individuals, business, and foundations, RLC hired a full-time Executive Director and recorded its first conservation easement in July, 2000. In its first decade, Red-tail Land Conservancy has provided land conservation options to individual landowners and partnered with local governments in restoration projects while engaging students and adult volunteers in land stewardship activities and education.
As a result, over 2700 acres of natural areas and farm land are permanently protected, and Red-tail Land Conservancy receives growing support and recognition for its role in improving east central Indiana.