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Dunn's Woods Restoration Project
We are an interdisciplinary team of faculty, students and professionals engaged in restoration, research, and education to promote healthy forests and reconnect communities with the natural and cultural heritage of their woodlands. Woodlands of current focus for our project are Dunn's Woods on the Indiana University Bloomington campus, and Latimer Woods, part of the City of Bloomington's parks and trails system.
Applying expertise in the fields of biology, conservation, ecology, education, history, landscape architecture, and restoration, our team works to remove invasive plant species and plant native woodland species in our local woodlands, thus providing habitat for birds, butterflies and other animals and promoting the ecosystem services generated by ecologically healthy green spaces. In the process, we study the history and ecology of our woodlands to strengthen our community’s connection with natural places and improve the effectiveness of our restoration strategies. We invite students, faculty, and the larger community to join us in renewing and celebrating our urban natural areas.