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To promote the conservation, sound management, and sustainable use of Indiana's wildlife and wildlife habitat through education, advocacy, and action.

2015 IWF Spring Conservation Conference

and IWF Annual Business Meeting

Share your conservation interests with like minded people

and strengthen the conservation network.

Silent Auction - Free Raffle

Wildlife art by IN Artist Bruce Neckar, a beautiful set of wildlife dishes, and more.

March 21, 2015, 9am - 2:30pm

IN Wildlife Federation Offices, 708 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis

  • Advanced registration is required. The cost is $20/person. Please register by March 16th, 2015.
  • Online registration: CLICK HERE - When you complete the online registration form you will have the option to pay by credit card or send us a check.

Please join us for the IWF Spring Conservation Conference to discuss issues impacting wildlife in Indiana. Featured speakers Suzie Ronk and Emma Brinson, students at Linton Stockton Middle School, will share their Miner Monarchs story and their work to save this wonderful butterfly-the only insect that migrates. Their inspiring leadership and commitment is an example for all.

A delicious barbeque buffet lunch follows where we will recognize the 2015 IWF outstanding conservationists and advocates for wildlife.  

 The IWF Annual Meeting will be held an hour prior to the conference.  All conference attendees are welcome but you must be an IWF member to vote.


9:00 am – 10:15 am    IWF Annual Business Meeting – open to all.  **Must be an IWF member to vote**       

                 Click here to view the 2015 IWF draft bylaws 

10:15 – 10:30 Break

10:30 am – 12:30 pm Conservation Conference

  • Welcome and Introductions: Steve Cecil, IWF President
  • Goose Pond – A Hoosier Wetland Wonder:  Travis Stoelting, Property Manger, Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area
  • Monarch Miners – Tomorrow’s leaders  making a difference:  Suzie Ronk and Emma Brinson, Linton Stockton Middle School Students
  • Wild Pigs  in Indiana and Current Plans to Eradicate:  Travis Buckel, Wildlife Biologist, APHIS, and Mark Reiter, Director of Fish and Wildlife, IDNR
  • Wildlife and Water – Legislative Update – Barb Simpson, Executive Director, IWF

12:30 pm – 2:30pm Barbeque Buffet and Conservation Awards Presentations