Jones Open Space Forest Preservation

Project Profile

Project Location

New Palestine, IN

Project Operator

Central Indiana Land Trust, Inc.

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Stacy Cachules, Chief Operating Officer

Central Indiana Land Trust, Inc. (CILTI) is preserving the Jones Forest, a 22-acre forestland within a larger 77-acre property in New Palestine, IN. The Jones Forest includes a stand of mature, old-growth oak-hickory forest, as well as a younger stand of maple, walnut, hackberry, and sycamore.

The Jones Forest is zoned single-family residential and is bordered by suburban development to the south and west. CILTI plans to open a public trail through the forest, expanding nature-based recreation opportunities in an area that has limited existing public recreation access. Preserving the forest also protects riparian forestland along Breier Creek, mitigating erosion, reducing flood risk, and improving the water quality flowing into Sugar Creek – an important habitat for wildlife such as river waters and freshwater mussels. By providing both human health and wildlife benefits, the project unites CILTI’s goals of mitigating climate change, protecting nature, and engaging the community.

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