Environment

 

Preserving More Than Trees
Trees are an important urban asset that can transform a city’s streets and provide environmental, aesthetic, cultural and economic benefits…

Tracking Forest Health on the Fly
Every year, forest health surveys are conducted to locate and map insects, disease, and other forest disturbances….

Mapping Indiana’s Old Man River
It’s vital that sewer overflow doesn’t become a health and safety issue for river visitors after storms or snow melt…

Saving Hoosier Forests
The Forestry Division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources strives to maintain healthy woodlands…

Human Wildlife Corridor
State and national forests are being connected to form the Tecumseh Trail, a continuous path from Martinsville, Indiana to Louisville, Kentucky….

Universal Solvency
According to the EPA, polluted storm water runoff is a leading cause of impairment to the nearly 40% of surveyed US water bodies…

Teaching Soil Science: Learning as Easy as G-I-S
The right visual (like a particular map), presented at the right time (while students are in the field) makes complex relationships clearer and easy to remember…

Battling the Bugs
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has been battling the emerald ash borer, an aggressive and invasive insect that kills ash trees, since 2004…

Smart Growth
While Indiana communities rank high on many quality of life factors, they often fall behind…

Quick, Intelligent Clean Up
Spills and leaks of environmental contaminants often flow into sewers. Treatment facilities can often mitigate…

Shared History
In Wayne County, historical images have proven beneficial in environmental studies and determining historic land use, as well as being useful for assessing environmental sites, documenting historical sites, and tracking vegetation growth and river runoff trends…

Follow the Pollution
Using GIS, the Monroe County Planning Department developed a Stream Assessment which gives an overview of water quality…

Conservation and Quality of Life
Attracting new business and growing Indiana’s economy rely on improving our quality of life, natural habitat and recreation opportunities…

Shortest Distance to Clean Water
The water company developed an automated system to replace paper orders, and got field crews comfortable with the new technology by having them play games…

Planning for Better Water
Water quality in Monroe County has been of increasing concern, so a study of local watersheds was undertaken, focusing on the significance of impervious cover on county watershed health….