NICHES mission is to protect, restore and sustain northern Indiana’s ecosystems by providing habitat for native species and offering natural places for education, appreciation and enjoyment of current and future generations.
We went to Gladys and Al Wright Rock Creek Reserve and Crow’s Grove and found [colonies of blooming snow trillium at both properties]. We really enjoyed the delightful stream and it's 'canyon' at Wright Rock Creek. Absolutely beautiful. And all in "Wonderful Warren County. We had a great time exploring NICHES properties we were not familiar with. What delightful "niches" to preserve, restore, and explore. We are looking forward to exploring many more this year.”
Serving for a decade has been a privilege for me. NICHES was a grass roots non profit in its 10th year. We have grown up to be one of the leading state land trusts in Indiana. I learned about the counties surrounding Tippecanoe and how much they had to offer. And the friends I made along the way made me a better person.
By restoring riparian areas along the Wildcat to good quality habitats, NICHES is showing how and why this work is important, and encouraging other landowners to get involved.
". . . land and land rights gifted to [local organizations like NICHES], and the financial generosity of the many local residents that support the civic projects, big and small, that make this community a richer, more interesting place to call home.”
Spring - a time for rain, cool temperature and the rush of growth. What a wonder to witness from the vantage point of aRead More
NICHES is weeks away from our Annual Meeting, which is both business, celebration, and fund-raiser. We elect board membeRead More
NICHES Executive Director, Gus Nyberg, led volunteers during the Weekly Workday at Clegg Garden today. The crew boldy scRead More
"Wintercreeper" poem composed by the Orchard School Wintercreeper Exterminators Club Your long green wintRead More
NICHES Stewardship Managers, Bob Easter and Brad Weigel, are out in field every day - getting many varied tasks accompliRead More
April is a month of volunteer workdays. With the support of Land Manager Bob Easter and leadership by capable VolunteerRead More
Spring is slowly emerging - time to plan you garden. NICHES is offering a 'Native Gardening' workshop through the MortoRead More
NICHES Stewardship conducted a controlled burn yesterday at Fisher Oak Savanna Nature Preserve. Fisher Oak is a wonderfuRead More
Thanks to the great interactive map that includes property boundaries and trails developed by Stewardship Manager Bob EaRead More
First Thursday Float on the Wildcat Creek with NICHES Land Trust @ Wildcat Creek Park
May 5 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Planting a Native Garden – class via Morton Community Center @ Morton Community Center, West Lafayette, Indiana
May 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Knitting and Nature @ Clegg Garden
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
NICHES Land Trust Annual Meeting @ Carnegie Library Museum
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm