Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project


BUWP in the News

Zoe Need, high school intern with the Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project, is an in-school columnist forThe Herald-Timesthis year. Read her latest article about BUWP here.

BUWP Presents to INPAWS

IU Associate biology professor Dr. Heather Reynolds presented a talk entitled “Fruits of the Forest: Restoring Urban Woodlands for Wildlife and People” at the 2014 Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Conference. Dr. Reynolds discussed the Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project’s efforts to research and restore native food webs and to educate about the landscaping choices that support healthy forests.

New Native Plant Posters

Our beautiful new native plants posters by David Orr are now available for purchase! Contact to buy a poster.

Check out our new infographics

BUWP member David Orr has designed two new infographics to help educate the community about the importance of native plant species and the threat of invasives.

The first deals with Purple Wintercreeper's effect on local woodlands and ways to remove it. The second, Naturally Connected, is part of the Go Green, Grow Native! initiative, and celebrated the many ecological services provided by nineteen plant species native to the midwest US. Please feel free to share our infographics on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and anywhere else you share your love of nature with friends and family.

BUWP Spring 2014 Interns

Meet our new interns!

Monica Gregory, Invasive Control Intern

Monica is currently working in community development through Americorps, and will begin her graduate program in Environmental and Natural Resource Management in August 2014. She completed her undergraduate degree at IU in Anthropology, French, and Spanish. She worked in an Ecology lab under Dr. Luke Flory, apprenticed on an organic farm for a summer, and interned at WildCare Inc. for a semester. Fun fact: She lived in France for a year and has a great love of the language, the culture, and the wine!

Jessie Mroz, Outreach Intern

Jessie is a first year dual MPA-MSES Candidate in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs with concentrations in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management and Policy Analysis. She completed her undergraduate degree at IU in Environmental Management with a minor in Theatre and Drama. She has interned at King’s College in London doing and at the IU Center for the European Union conducting food and environmental policy research. She serves on the executive board of the Environmental Management and Sustainable Development Association and as the President of the Polish Cultural Association. Fun fact: She loves scuba diving and would like to do it all over the world!

BUWP Receives Toyota TogetherGreen Innovation Grant

Toyota TogetherGreen Logo

The Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project is proud to announce that it is the recipient of a 2013 Audubon Toyota TogetherGreen Innovation Grant. Toyota TogetherGreen, a national conservation program of the National Audubon Society and Toyota, invests in conservation initiatives that use innovative approaches and technologies to engage new and diverse audiences in addressing pressing environmental problems.

For more details about the 2013 Audubon Toyota TogetherGreen Innovation Grants projects, visit

BUWP across the web

Be sure to follow us on social media for news, photos, and discussion about the Bloomington Urban Woodlands Project.