The state will use approximately $46 million from several conservation agencies and organizations to begin the land acquisitions. These include:
- $21.5 million from the Lifetime License Trust Fund and Game Bird Habitat Stamps*
- $10 million from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
- $10 million from the Natural Resources Conservation Service
- $2.5 million from The Nature Conservancy
- $1 million from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act
- $700,000 through the Indiana Heritage Trust
*The Lifetime License Trust Fund contains revenue from the sale of lifetime fishing, hunting and trapping licenses, which the DNR stopped selling in 2005. The Game Bird Habitat Stamp includes revenue from the sale of Game Bird Habitat Stamps, which is required to hunt game birds in Indiana.