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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Land Acquisition  > About Us About Us

The Indiana Heritage Trust was established in 1992 to acquire and protect lands that represent outstanding natural resources and habitats, or have recreational, historical or archaeological significance.

Since its inception, IHT has protected more than 62,000 acres across the state.

IHT’s leadership in land conservation has helped the state and/or its partners acquire such places as Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area in Greene County, Eagle Marsh near Fort Wayne, Kankakee Sands Prairie Wetlands Restoration (Newton County), Bean Blossom Bottom (Monroe County), Saunders Woods Nature Preserve (Gibson County), and numerous other locations.

IHT buys land from willing sellers to protect Indiana's rich natural heritage for wildlife habitat and recreation.

Environmental License Plate sales, General Assembly appropriations, and additional donations from patrons like you are the three ways we've been able to continue this successful program for the benefit of present and future generations.


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.

When you renew your license plate for your car, truck, motorcycle or RV, choose the blue "eagle and sun" plate. If you already have renewed your license plate, consider sending a tax deductible donation to the Indiana Heritage Trust at the address below.

Join thousands of Hoosiers and help us protect our precious environment and save a piece of paradise. Send donations to:

Indiana Heritage Trust
402 W. Washington St., Room W256
Indianapolis, IN 46204