- Located in Southwestern Indiana, the Refuge and Management Area include bottomland forested wetland, scrub-shrub wetland, emergent wetland, ag-modified wetland, upland forest and farmland. These lands form a riverine corridor along 30 miles of the Patoka River.
It is one of the most significant bottomland hardwood forests remaining in the State and supports over 380 species of wildlife. It also encompasses one of the best-known habitats for the Federally proposed threatened species, the Northern copperbelly water snake.
The primary goal of the project is to restore the floral and fauna diversity of this forested wetland ecosystem. The primary emphasis will be on bottomland reforestation.