Learn more about our work, our preserves and the remarkable people that bring our mission to life.
Preserving Natural Areas
See videos from our nature preserves and guided tours on our trails.
Check out this video showing the process of installing the pavilion at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve!
It's time for a nature break! Join Eric on a hike through the woodland trail at Lydick Bog in South Bend, Indiana.
See Cressmoor Prairie at its peak of summer color.
Take a Hike! Join Eric on a Short Tour of Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve.
Join our staff at their favorite nature preserves and get inspired to lean more about a natural area near you!
Plan a Hike! Northwest Indiana's Dune and Swale Nature Preserves.
Get To Know Us
See interviews and videos from our staff, board members, and volunteers here.
Meet Andrea Huntington, Director of Development, and hear about her love for the natural areas we protect, and the importance of connecting people to nature.
Meet volunteer Jeny Burkhart, who served as a board member for six years and helps create the magic touch at many Shirley Heinze Land Trust events.
Robert Long describes his passions and interests as a member of the Board of Directors.
Meet Kris Krouse, Executive Director, and learn about his appreciation for the genuine culture of selflessness that he sees in the people who get involved with Shirley Heinze Land Trust.
Jim Haniford is a preserve steward, caring for Meadowbrook Nature Preserve by helping maintain trails, monitor bird populations, and more.
Programs Manager Sarah Barnes enjoys working on projects such as community science projects including water quality monitoring and Saw-whet Owl banding.
Stewardship Director Eric Bird loves working on these incredibly diverse natural areas.
Passionate supporter Suzy Vance loves to see what is possible and is proud of the people this organization brings together.
Board member Anne Walsh describes activities she has enjoyed and appreciated about her 10+ years as a board member.
Erin Labovitz is passionate about making open spaces available for children to learn about nature.
Volunteer Jaimee Janiga explains her connection and commitment to Meadowbrook, Shirley Heinze Land Trust and nature.
Board Member Dale Nichols gets involved and so can you!
Board Treasurer Matt Vessely shares how supporting Shirley Heinze Land Trust benefits our community "forever."
Longtime Board Member Anne Walsh shares her passion for land conservation in this unique and special area.
Presentations about our work and the unique habitats we protect.
Learn about the unique habitat protected by Shirley Heinze Land Trust at the Indiana state-dedicated Lydick Bog Nature Preserve. Hear about the glacial beginnings of this landscape and what makes it so rare.
Eric Bird, Stewardship Director of Shirley Heinze Land Trust, presents the organization’s recent climate change resiliency project. This presentation was given on August 17, 2020.