2019 Marsh Madness

Sandhill Crane Festival

March 1st and 2nd

Thanks for visiting Friends of Goose Pond

Friends of Goose Pond (FoGP) was established to support the goals of wildlife conservation and habitat restoration at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area through environmental education, scientific research and recreational activities and programs.

We encourage you to browse our site, learn of our activities, and plan a visit to the area. We are pleased at the success the wetland restoration has achieved in such a short time and are encouraged at the abundance of bird and wildlife species that are using the area. Our activities include Marsh Madness scheduled for early spring in conjunction with the annual Sandhill Crane migration, Community Birding Days, Wild- flower Walks, Dove Hunts, School Field Trips, Clean-up Days, a photo contest, hat sales and the annual Goose Pond Calendar.

About Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area

Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area in Greene County provides quality hunting, wildlife viewing and trapping opportunities on 9,018 acres of prairie and marsh habitat. About 12,000 wildlife watchers visit each year, and the property records about 3,500 annual hunting efforts (one hunter visit for one day).

The property features a new office and visitor’s center with a panoramic observation deck, large windows to view wildlife, and restrooms. The 6,840 square-foot building, which opened in 2016, uses sustainable and energy efficient materials. A geothermal system provides heating and cooling.

Visitors are required to sign-in at the office or at any self-service centers on the property.

 

LATEST NEWS

Critter Corner No. 22 – The Giant Water Bug

April 23, 2018

  With several thousand acres of shallow water, it should come as no surprise that Goose Pond FWA is home to an abundant, varied, and highly interesting assemblage of aquatic…

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Critter Corner No. 21 – The Red Bat

December 19, 2017

Critter Corner No. 21 – The Red Bat by George Sly (photo courtesy So. Conn. St. Univ.) A recent presentation on bats to a group of Sullivan Elementary School second…

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Critter Corner No 20 – The Fowler's Toad by George Sly

November 15, 2017

In previous blogs I have discussed some of the frogs to be found at Goose Pond FWA. During the 2010Biodiversity Survey conducted at GPFWA, eight species of anurans (frogs &…

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About Us

Friends of Goose Pond (FoGP) supports wildlife conservation and habitat restoration at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County Indiana through environmental education, scientific research and recreational activities and programs.

Our Mission

Friends of Goose Pond (FoGP) supports wildlife conservation and habitat restoration at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area in Greene County Indiana through environmental education, scientific research and recreational activities and programs.

Contact us

Friends of Goose Pond
PO Box 56
Linton, Indiana 47441