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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Land Acquisition  > Funding Funding

General Assembly appropriations, Environmental License Plate sales and additional donations from patrons like you are the three ways we’ve been able to protect more than 56,000  acres since the program’s inception.

As urban sprawl continues, and Indiana’s natural heritage is less and less available, our mission to protect land for wildlife and recreation becomes more critical.

That's why it's now more important than ever for Hoosiers to buy Environmental License Plates. Without this income, the Indiana Heritage Trust will no longer be able to purchase land for future parks, nature preserves, fishing and hunting areas, and so forth.

Please do your part. For each plate a Hoosier purchases, the Indiana Heritage Trust receives $25. Additionally, each dollar spent on an Environmental License Plate gets leveraged and matched by not-for-profit partners or governmental entities and comes back as a $5 dollar bill used for preserving Indiana's natural resources.

While plate sales are trending down, the Indiana Heritage Trust Environmental License plate is still the top selling specialty plate in the State. We still need your support.

Please do your part. Buy an Environmental License Plate, and urge others to follow suit.

YEAR PLATE SALES REVENUE FROM PLATE SALES
1993 31,373 $784,325
1994 61,772 $1,554,300
1995 75,470 $1,886,750
1996 85,540 $2,138,500
1997 84,939 $2,123,475
1998 76,734 $1,918,350
1999 76,889 $1,922,,225
2000 76,573 $1,914,325
2001 73,399 $1,834,975
2002 66,371 $1,659,275
2003 68,996 $1,724,900
2004 66,542 $1,663,550
2005 63,685 $1,592,125
2006 59,420 $1,485,500
2007 63,329 $1,583,220
2008 65,638 $1,640,960
2009 49,959 $1,248,975
2010 50,307 $1,257,675
2011 46,258 $1,156,450
2012 43,554 $1,088,850
TOTALS 1,286,748 $32,168,705