About Us

Continuing the tradition of a green campus

The establishment of the IU Research and Teaching Preserve (RTP) in 2001 is a manifestation of the continuing tradition of a green campus embedded within surrounding natural areas and is a unique strength of Indiana University. The RTP’s priority is to enhance the  research, teaching, and service missions of the Indiana University.  Since it was established, the RTP has more than tripled in size.  Between 2003 to 2018, Lilly-Dickey Woods, Bayles Road, Kent Farm, the Morgan-Monroe State Forest (MMSF) AmeriFlux Tower, the IU Campus Farm, and a portion of Bradford Woods were added to the IU RTP.

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