NICHES' Birthday Celebration on June 22

Celebrate 29 years of Northern Indiana citizens helping ecosystems survive! Following the NICHES Annual Meeting on June 22, we will be hosting a birthday party from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.

April 21 Poetry Hike

Join NICHES Land Trust on Sunday, April 21 at our Berkshire-Tarnowski Forest Preserve for a Poetry Hike in celebration of Earth Day!

Fire Season Updates


Notes from the Field by Bob Easter, Stewardship Director

NICHES Land Trust was able to complete successful prescribed burns over 460 acres in February and March!

Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker Raising Funds for NICHES

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NICHES Land Trust is honored to be the charity selected by Danielle "Nicci" Lee, who will be hiking the Appalachian Trail this spring and summer. We are partnering with Nicci to help spread the word about this undertaking and hope you will cheer her along as she gives updates along her way.


Northern Indiana Citizens and Corporations Helping Ecosystems Survive

The process of revitalizing and protecting natural areas is an ongoing cycle, and NICHES Land Trust works year-round to restore the rich bio-diverse landscape that was once ubiquitous across Indiana.

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Sign Up for War of the Weeds 2024

Join us during War of the Weeds 2024 for NICHES 5th annual coordinated volunteer effort against our region's worst springtime invasive species: GARLIC MUSTARD!

Thank You Volunteers: 11,500 Hours+ in 2023!

NICHES is excited to announce that in 2023 we reached a new milestone and received over 11,500 hours of volunteer service from individuals, hunting crews, businesses, and groups across our service area!

Affirming Our Commitment to Wetlands

On January 27, 2024, the NICHES Land Trust board hosted its annual retreat at the organization's headquarters, Clegg Memorial Gardens in Lafayette. This dedicated session helped all reach a similar level of understanding of this large, ever-changing topic and provided some clarity on muddy issues. surrounding the proposed LEAP water pipeline.

NICHES Land Trust Summer 2024 Stewardship / Outreach Positions

NICHES Land Trust is hiring two Stewardship/Outreach Technicians for Summer 2024!

Application Deadline: March 1st, 2024.

NICHES Administrative Assistant Job Posting

NICHES Administrative Assistant Job Description Position Summary

The Administrative Assistant provides high-level administrative support to the Executive Director by maintaining property files, managing donor records, assisting with board meeting reports/packets, interacting with various stakeholders – donors, volunteers, board members, vendors, general public – as appropriate, managing the Administrative Office at Clegg Garden and performing routine clerical functions such as preparing correspondence of all types, processing email on behalf of the organization, receiving visitors, and scheduling events. This position is a 20 hour per week permanent position with flexible hours and is eligible to accrue sick, vacation, and holiday pay and retirement benefits. Rate of pay is $15-18 per hour, DOE. The position is based out of NICHES’ Administrative Office in Lafayette, IN.

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The Unsung Hero of the Water World. By: Meghan Ciupak

A day spent in a wetland involves the sound of woodpeckers, bullfrogs, and the hum of life. Plants are growing in, around, and on the water while turtles are seen on top of every log.

NICHES Land Trust Summer 2023 Stewardship Positions

NICHES Land Trust is hiring two Seasonal Stewards for Summer 2023!

NICHES is Hiring a Development Director!

Interested in using your fundraising skills and passion for natural areas to help NICHES? Apply to join our Staff! 

NICHES Welcomes Our New Executive Director!

NICHES Land Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Shannon Stanis.

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By joining NICHES you make it possible to protect your natural surroundings.
 If you've read this far, thank you. Now GO OUTSIDE! 
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