This publication highlights how 10 Indiana communities are implementing smart growth strategies developed by the Smart Growth Network. As part of the Climate Change series, the study builds on another Extension publicati More... Free Download
To guide decisions about development, quality of life and public safety, communities create comprehensive plans, parks and recreation plans, multi-hazard mitigation plans, and sub-area plans. Such plans include opportuni More... Free Download
Climate change is spotlighting the importance of managing water resources. Building on previous work (ID-524-W, ID-520-W, ID-519-W), in this publication the authors discuss how the One Water approach can benefit urban co More... Free Download
Ponds and small lakes are complex ecosystems. This publication discusses the living and non-living components of ponds, as well as interactions between these components. Landowners can use this information to better info More... Free Download
Energy-intensive development practices contribute to increasing levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, which are leading to shifting climate patterns. This publication builds on two previous publications -
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Anyone who has a home with a yard can help protect and improve water quality. This publication offers practical advice about reducing impervious surfaces, select proper landscape plants, effective management of lawns, in More... Free Download
In Indiana, community leaders make decisions about public spaces such as parks, trails, farmers markets, schools, and Main Streets every day that affect the health and wellness of the community. Using Purdue Extension's More... Free Download
This publication provides an overview of how changing climate conditions will affect Indiana and the Midwest and offers sensible strategies for coping with these changes. Understanding past and future environmental chang More... Free Download
Despite strong evidence that climate change is happening, many people do not realize the urgency with which we need to act, nor do they fully understand the types of impacts facing their communities.
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This guide provides best practices for charter operators, captains, crew and customers to minimize the risk of COVID-19 for charter fishing in southern Lake Michigan. The guide covers measures that operators and customer More... Free Download
Land use planners in the Great Lakes region make recommendations that can affect the quality and quantity of ground and surface water resources. Challenges include a lack of up-to-date data, and insufficient political an More... Free Download
In the eight states in the Great Lakes region, those who make land use plans and natural resource management decisions must keep ecological integrity in mind. In this publication, Purdue University researchers discuss so More... Free Download
Good fishing is just one of the benefits that ponds provide Indiana landowners. But proper planning and ongoing management are essential. This publication, part of our Pond Management series, will help you develop a plan More...
Ponds can provide landowners with fishing for sport and food. But careful planning and ongoing management are required. In this publication, Purdue University researchers offer a template for pond owners to record inform More... Free Download
Purdue Extension and the Indiana Land Resources Council collaboratively developed the Community Planning for Agriculture and Natural Resources: A Guide for Local Government to support plan commission members as well as l More... Free Download
The Conservation through Community Leadership(CCL) program serves as a roadmap for communities tackling complex land use and natural resource management challenges. The program provides information, tools, and resources More... Free Download
Through the decision support system, Tipping Point Planner (tippingpointplanner.org), communities in Great Lakes states can plan for a sustainable future by directly linking data to the local decision-making process. Wit More... Free Download
This guide identifies commonly stocked fish and problem fish that may be encountered in Indiana ponds. It includes full-color pictures and information about sunfishes, other panfish, sport fish, catfishes and bullheads, More...
This publication discusses the benefits of several urban best management practices for protecting or improving water quality. These BMPs are used in the Long-Term Hydrologic Impact Assessment model in the Tipping Point P More... Free Download
This publication discusses the benefits of several agricultural best management practices for protecting or improving water quality. These BMPs are used in the Long-Term Hydrologic Impact Assessment model in the Tipping More... Free Download
The Great Lakes are home to eight species of salmon and trout. These species can be difficult to distinguish from each other as they overlap in their distributions and change appearance depending on their habitat and More...
The introduction in the 1990s of dressenid mussels and round goby in Lake Michigan continues to affect the diets of some salmonine species. As the lake's ecosystem changes, brown trout, lake trout and steelhead have c More...
Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces supports the development of great public spaces reflective of community values. The Indiana-based curriculum is designed for use by decision makers and local leaders with ov More...
8-page publication discussing what small-scale aquaculture producers should know about marketing their products, including making marketing part of their overall planning process. More... Free Download