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Give us your input on survey results in your region

A habitat-based and species-based survey was sent out to fish and wildlife professionals and experts to help determine priorities in each region. The results of this survey are below.

Regions

Great Lakes
Kankakee
Corn Belt
Valleys and Hills
Interior Plateau
Drift Plains

Stay involved

To receive updates or to get involved, please provide your information here. If you know other partners or organizations whom you feel should be involved in the Wildlife Action Plan, please add them. They can opt out if they wish.

Background

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.

Your Involvement

Partner input is crucial. You've been identified as a key partner in this collaborative planning effort. You are invited to one of three stakeholder meetings. We need your success stories and your assistance in shaping the future and establishing outcomes that are vital to the natural resource community at large.

Past Meeting Notes

Indiana's State Wildlife Action Plan Advisory Committee

Planning Process

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.

Where are we now?

2014 – A technical survey will be conducted to collect information from members of the conservation community about Indiana’s wildlife species and habitats, and the threats to them. Data from the survey will be reviewed, and actions will be developed and prioritized to address key threats and needs.

2015 – Finalize Indiana’s SWAP document and begin implementation. Submit for federal approval of the SWAP by October 2015.

Indiana's State Wildlife Action Plan and Appendices

Indiana’s 2005 State Wildlife Action Plan (Comprehensive Wildlife Strategy)

For more information, contact:

Julie Kempf 
SWAP@dnr.IN.gov  
317-234-3539
Amanda Wuestefeld 
SWAP@dnr.IN.gov 
317-234-8442