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Owen County encompasses 385 square miles of land in West Central Indiana.  In 2007, 21,207 acres of the county was designated woodlands.  Owen County is ranked 13th in the state in terms of acres of woodlands.

Have a question about natural resources?  Ask the Owen County Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Jenna Smith at smith535@purdue.edu

Nature is a wonderful, mysterious character that many love to enjoy day in and day out.  To help with your understanding of nature and the world around you, take a moment to look at the resources found below.  To look at the resources pertaining to a specific category, just click on the name of that category. A grasshopper, a pond, & a bee hive



•  Bees

•  Forestry    

•  Insects  

•  Ponds


Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information about Natural Resources and Environment:

Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources - Information on aquaculture production, Aquatic nuisances species, and recreational fisheries.

Climate and Weather - The Indiana State Climate Office provides official daily and hourly weather observations recorded throughout Indiana.

Forests and Trees - Information on managing trees and forests, whether you are managing one tree, trees in your community, or large woodlands.

Indiana Forest Products - Information on Indiana Forest and Woodland industries.

K-12 Teacher and Student Resources - Teaching resources that focus on nature; Forestry career development, and other resources.

Natural Resources Planning - Tools and products that help managers and decision makers improve natural resource management and planning in Indiana.

Ponds - Information on pond design and construction, pond management, and mosquito concerns.

Septic Systems - Onsite wastewater information and other issues related to soils and the home environment.

Watershed Management - Information on community watershed protection and restoration including GIS tools.

Water and Soil Management in Agriculture:

Wildlife - Information for landowners, homeowners, and enthusiasts on managing habitat and enjoying wildlife.

Wood Products - Assistance for wood products manufacturers and consumers.