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.”
IRA Charitable Rollover Tax Benefits Individuals age 70 ½ or older can donate up to $100,000 ofRead More
NICHES believes in and works toward landscape level conservation. When neighbors each are practicing conservation on theRead More
The Nature Conservancy of Indiana are reintroducing a native mammal to the habitat. Their website states, "It's been almRead More
NICHES, both excited and honored, participates in the All-in Block Party hosted by Carroll County Libraries as part of tRead More
This straightforward and engaging video tells the tale of the Japenese Barberry, a plant long used in landscaping that hRead More
Want to learn more about grasses? Craving skills at identifying the many and varied grasses that grow in our region? LikRead More
Attend the upcoming Forestry and Wildlife Habitat Field Day, organized by the Tippecanoe County Soil & Water ConservRead More
Controlling invasive plant species populations is a complex and challenging problem that takes planning, timing, persistRead More
Sand savannas, unique and fascinating ecosystems of sand soil, exist in the northern portion of NICHES service area. NICRead More
Amanda Ingrams, Faculty at Wabash College, presented at a recent Wednesday in the Wild about Indiana native orchids. AmaRead More
Bob Easter Presents: Rare, Threatened & Endangered Plants on NICHES Properties @ Lily Nature Center
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wednesdays in the WILD – Maple Syrup Making @ Lily Nature Center
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Wednesdays in the WILD – Native American Artifacts @ Lily Nature Center
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm