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A Landowner's Guide to Commercial Wind Energy Contracts
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A Landowner's Guide to Commercial Wind Energy Contracts

This publication provides landowners with information to consider when evaluating and negotiating contracts with wind energy developers. Topics covered include lease vs. easement, parts of a wind energy contract, propert...

A Round Indiana: Round Barns in the Hoosier State (paperback)
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A Round Indiana: Round Barns in the Hoosier State (paperback)

Of the 226 round barns that are known to have existed in Indiana, more than 100 have vanished from the landscape, thus depriving the state of beautiful landmarks and testimonials to the ingenuity of turn-of-thecentury ag...

An Ecological History of Agriculture, 10,000 B.C. - A.D. 10,000 (hardback)
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An Ecological History of Agriculture, 10,000 B.C. - A.D. 10,000 (hardback)

An Ecological History of Agriculture, 10,000 B.C.-A.D. 10,000 opens with the first known agriculture and ends in a future in which we might have to use fewer resources to feed more people. The book describes past and pre...

Assessing Your Land's Potential for Wildlife
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Assessing Your Land's Potential for Wildlife

Many landowners would like to make their land area more attractive for wildlife, but do not know where to start. This paper outlines the basic decision-making process landowners must go through prior to initiating manage...

Barns of Indiana Vol 1 and Vol 2 (Leather Bound) Boxed Set
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Barns of Indiana Vol 1 and Vol 2 (Leather Bound) Boxed Set

Just in time for the giving season, the Purdue Ag Alumni Association is offering their original coffee-table best-sellers entitled, Barns of Indiana and Barns of Indiana Vol. 2. Proceeds from the books will benefit th...

Barns of Indiana Vol 1 and Vol 2 Boxed Set
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Barns of Indiana Vol 1 and Vol 2 Boxed Set

Just in time for the giving season, the Purdue Ag Alumni Association is offering their original coffee-table best-sellers entitled, Barns of Indiana and Barns of Indiana Vol. 2. Proceeds from the books will benefit th...

Barns of Indiana Vol 2 (Leather Bound)
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Barns of Indiana Vol 2 (Leather Bound)

Just in time for the giving season, the Purdue Ag Alumni Association is offering their original coffee-table best-sellers entitled, Barns of Indiana and Barns of Indiana Vol. 2. Proceeds from the books will benefit th...

Barns of Indiana Vol 2 (Leather Bound) with Box Cover
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Barns of Indiana Vol 2 (Leather Bound) with Box Cover

Just in time for the giving season, the Purdue Ag Alumni Association is offering their original coffee-table best-sellers entitled, Barns of Indiana and Barns of Indiana Vol. 2. Proceeds from the books will benefit th...

Bovine Tuberculosis in Wild White-tailed Deer
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Bovine Tuberculosis in Wild White-tailed Deer

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a bacterial disease of mammals resulting from the infection of Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis). It is a zoonotic disease that can infect humans, domestic stock, and wild animals. Outbreaks ...

Brownfields: A Rural Community Problem
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Climate Change: Are you preparing for it?
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Climate Change: Are you preparing for it?

Elected officials, planners, and policymakers face many issues concerning the environment, the economy, the safety, and well-being of people they serve. Climate change may affect all of these, starting with the environme...

Climate Change: How will you manage stormwater runoff?
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Climate Change: How will you manage stormwater runoff?

Most climate change scientists agree on one thing: we're going to see more frequent and intense storm and rainfall events, along with increased flooding, stormwater runoff, and soil erosion. This four-page PDF can help r...

Climate Change: Where does it fit in your future plans?
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Climate Change: Where does it fit in your future plans?

How can you make climate change projections understandable and relevant to the general public? How can we help them see it as an important, local issue that local officials should address? This four-page PDF gives tips o...

Conserving Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes: Model-based Planning Tools (hardback)
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Conserving Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes: Model-based Planning Tools (hardback)

Habitat loss and fragmentation arguably pose the greatest threats to biological diversity. Agriculture is a dominant land use that, along with urban sprawl and residential development, can reduce the amount and connected...

Developing a Wildlife Habitat Management Plan
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Developing a Wildlife Habitat Management Plan

This publication is primarily a resource for teachers and coaches preparing high school students for the Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) Career Development Event (CDE). During that event, teams of students writ...

Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces
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Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces

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...

Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces (POD)
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Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces (POD)

This is a print-on-demand version of this publication. Enhancing the Value of Public Spaces supports the development of great public spaces reflective of community values. The Indiana-based curriculum is design...

Environmental Hypermedia Programs, Vol. II
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Environmental Hypermedia Programs, Vol. II

It features 11 programs, several of which are available only on CD-ROM: Chemical Contamination in Fish Update; Environmental Planning for Small Communities (TRILOGY); Environmental Assessment Case Study (ALASKA); Envi...

Illinois Soil Contest Site Card
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Illinois Soil Contest Site Card

This free, downloadable card is designed for use by students participating in Illinois soil judging contests. Pairs with

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Illinois Soil Evaluation Field Book
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Illinois Soil Evaluation Field Book

This field book is an updated, condensed version of Illinois Soils: Evaluation for Agriculture and Home Sites. Students can use this book to prepare for soil judging contests. Includes

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Illinois Soil Evaluation Scorecard
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Illinois Soil Evaluation Scorecard

This free, downloadable scorecard is designed for use by students participating in Illinois soil judging contests. Pairs with

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Impacts of Development on Waterways
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Indiana Farmland Provides Rest and Forage for Arctic Travelers
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Indiana Farmland Provides Rest and Forage for Arctic Travelers

Shorebirds, those little brown birds normally associated with ocean shorelines, make an appearance twice a year along seasonally flooded agricultural fields in Indiana. The birds are making their way in the spring to bre...

Indiana Land Surveys: Their Development and Uses
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Indiana Land Surveys: Their Development and Uses

Land surveys precisely define the locations and boundaries of tracts of land. This publication reviews the history and development of two survey systems, how they work, and the particular value of each.

Form...

Indiana Soil and Landscape Evaluation Manual
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Indiana Soil and Landscape Evaluation Manual

This publication presents methods for describing soils and landscapes. Its goal is to foster better communication between soil scientists who write soil and landscape evaluation reports and the environmental specialists ...

Indiana Soil and Water: Four Strategies to Improve Your Field's Soil Health
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Indiana Soil and Water: Four Strategies to Improve Your Field's Soil Health

This publication provides four basic strategies to help improve the health of your soil: (1) Practice no-tillage or strip-tillage, (2) Add more crops to your rotation, (3) include cover crops, and (4) manage nutrient...

Indiana Soil and Water: How to Understand and Interpret Soil Health Tests
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Indiana Soil and Water: How to Understand and Interpret Soil Health Tests

This publication describes four common laboratory soil health tests that we evaluated. The publication also discusses the challenges of using these tests in Indiana croplands.

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Indiana's Urban Woodlots
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Indiana's Urban Woodlots

Woodlots are dynamic, vital ecosystems in the urban and suburban landscapes of the Midwest. People own these small wooded lots in urbanized areas for a variety of reasons: timber production, firewood production, recreati...

Individual Residence Wastewater Wetland Construction in Indiana
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Individual Residence Wastewater Wetland Construction in Indiana

This publication describes general procedures for developing a constructed wetland for a single family residence. This guide is designed to be used with the diagrams included. It is intended for use by homeowners, regula...

Land Use: A Planning and Zoning Glossary
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Land Use: A Planning and Zoning Glossary

Knowing and using a common vocabulary of planning and zoning terms will help you understand planning and zoning issues and communicate in a better way. This glossary of commonly used planning and zoning terms should m...

Land Use: Assessing Your Comprehensive Plan
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Land Use: Assessing Your Comprehensive Plan

This publication discusses the process of comprehensive planning in Indiana. It also describes the content of comprehensive plans and factors to consider when updating or amending comprehensive plans.

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Land Use: The Comprehensive Plan
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Land Use: The Comprehensive Plan

This publication describes the "why, what, and how" of a comprehensive plan and focuses on the process and the contents.

Format: PDF

Pages: 6

Langua...

Land Use: Welcome to the Plan Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals
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Land Use: Welcome to the Plan Commission or Board of Zoning Appeals

This publication provides an overview of the local plan commission and BZA to help you understand the role of these committees and to prepare for your first few meetings.

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Nonpoint Source Pollution: A Threat to Our Waters
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Nonpoint Source Pollution: A Threat to Our Waters

As the name implies, nonpoint source pollution cannot be attributed to any one source. Researchers have determined that polluted runoff is the number one cause of water pollution in the United States. This publication...

Open Space Planning
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Open Space Planning

You'll learn the basis for open space planning and how to categorize open spaces. In this four-page publication you'll find the steps to develop and open space plan....

Plan Commission Public Hearings: A Citizen's Guide
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Plan Commission Public Hearings: A Citizen's Guide

This publication provides lists of indicators and similar detailed checklists for each business function identified in ID-236. It provides indicators and checklists for productions, procurement and selling, financial man...

Private Property Rights: Rights, Responsibilities & Limitations
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Private Property Rights: Rights, Responsibilities & Limitations

This publication addresses frequently asked questions about property rights in land in order to dispel myths and misunderstandings and generate thoughtful discussion. ...

Protecting Our Water and Environmental Resources
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Protecting Our Water and Environmental Resources

This publication discusses why land is converted, local zoning policies and other government policies. It also includes information on tools for protecting agricultural land, reasons to protect agricultural land and s...

Protecting Prime Farmland in Indiana
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Protecting Prime Farmland in Indiana

This publication seeks to answer the following questions: What is prime farmland? How is it determined? How much has already been lost, and how much do we have left? What are the consequences of continued loss locally...

Renovating native warm-season grass stands for wildlife: A Land Manager's Guide
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Renovating native warm-season grass stands for wildlife: A Land Manager's Guide

Many wildlife species use or require fields and other areas of early successional vegetation to meet their habitat requirements. Native warm-season grass and forb mixtures (NWSG) are promoted through various state and...

Smart Growth and Protection of Natural Resources in Indiana
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Smart Growth and Protection of Natural Resources in Indiana

This six-page publication (downloadable PDF) briefly describes Smart Growth, an approach to land-use planning that targets the state's resources and funding in ways that enhances the quality of life for the residents of ...

Stormwater and Non-point Source Pollution
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Stormwater and Non-point Source Pollution

This four-page publication describes in non-point source pollution and the simple things you can do to reduce polluted runoff. You'll learn about rain gardens, rain barrels, and porous building materials....

Stormwater Runoff
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Stormwater Runoff

This brochure tells you about stormwater runoff, why you should care about non-point source pollution, and how you can prevent non-point pollution....

Strategies to Minimize Polluted Runoff
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Strategies to Minimize Polluted Runoff

Impervious surfaces are a good indicator of the intensity of development and often contribute to nonpoint source pollution. This publication examines the problems posted by impervious surfaces and how to mitigate such...

Sustainable Land Use: Impact on Climate Change and Health
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Sustainable Land Use: Impact on Climate Change and Health

Wherever you look, communities have spread out from their urban centers, taking over lands that were traditional agricultural lands and habitat for wildlife. This publication describes the climate and health effects of t...

The Law Behind Planning and Zoning
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The Law Behind Planning and Zoning

To understand how planning and zoning may affect your land, it is important to be familiar with the legal terminology. This publication explains some of the basics of Indiana planning and zoning law, including its origin...

The Relationship Between Land Use Decisions and Impacts on Our Water and Natural Resources
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The Relationship Between Land Use Decisions and Impacts on Our Water and Natural Resources

Land use decisions are having significant impacts on our water and other natural resources in communities across the country. The potential negative impacts to our water and natural resources increase as the intensity...