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The Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife is updating the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP). Indiana's SWAP is a habitat-based model that incorporates all fish and wildlife species within the state. It identifies the condition of Indiana's wildlife species and habitats, the problems they face, and the actions needed to ensure their long-term success.
Indiana's State Wildlife Action Plan Advisory Committee
American Electric Power
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indiana Farm Bureau
Indiana Forest & Woodland Owners Association
Indiana Land Protection Alliance
Indiana State Department of Agriculture
Indiana Wildlife Federation
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Purdue University, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources
The Nature Conservancy
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
U.S. Forest Service
Why undertake this effort?
The Division of Fish & Wildlife identified the need for guidance for statewide management and conservation of natural resources as a high priority. Bridging efforts across numerous natural resource agencies and organizations to maximize opportunities and accelerate conservation is critical. Indiana’s SWAP was identified as a mechanism to accomplish these ambitious goals.
In addition to helping the Division meet its goals, SWAPs also bring crucial federal funds to the state for protection, conservation and management of wildlife species. The U.S. Congress requires all states and territories to review and revise their SWAPs at least every 10 years to address new and changing conditions. All states need to complete their revised SWAPs by 2015. More information about the federal program and requirements can be found on Teaming with Wildlife.
Indiana’s 2006 State Wildlife Action Plan
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