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  • The Midwest has a new national park. How did that happen?

    The newly designated Indiana Dunes National Park has beaches, but it also has the Great Marsh, a variety of habitats and amazing biodiversity.

    The newly designated Indiana Dunes National Park has beaches, but it also has the Great Marsh, a variety of habitats and amazing biodiversity, says University of Illinois professor Robert Pahre. Research at its dunes also played a role in the development of ecological science.

    Photo of Bailly Beach by Robert Pahre

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  • Editor’s note: To contact Robert Pahre, call 217-333-2851; email pahre@illinois.edu; Twitter @ProfRPahre