The Little Calumet River Prairie and Wetlands Nature Preserve is owned by the city of Gary, and the eastern part of the parcel is managed by Dr. Spencer Cortwright of IUN (affectionately known as "Cortwright's Prairie" by IUN folks). This is a 10 acre site that stretches from Indiana University Northwest north to 80/94 and west around the Gleason Golf Coarse and park area. The area is one small part of an ambitious, long-term initiative to restore more than 1,000 acres of wetlands, prairie, and savanna. There are more than 150 native plant species that can be found in this prairie land. Press release Video Four new wetland/grassland/wooded plots were added in 2013 in preparation for possible future expansion.
Species list for all plots To prevent poaching, endangered species are not included in this list. More info...
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Presence here implied from presence in nested quadrat
Smaller quadrats are not shown at exact scale. See our methods page for details on plot layout.
Protected Species Policy
To prevent poaching, NIRMI does not provide the location of any endangered,
threatened, or otherwise protected species found within any of our plots.
All lists, charts, and calculations (richness, FQI, etc.) therefore exclude
these species as well.
If you are conducting research and have a legitimate need for this unfiltered data, please
contact us at nirmi (at) iun (dot) edu.