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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.


'Go Wild' Tips for Wildlife Week

Looking for a way to enjoy and help local wildlife during National Wildlife Week (March 9-15)?
Check out the tips below to see how you can get involved:

  • buy native plants (you can buy them right now during our annual Native Plant Sale or visit local nurseries that stock natives)
  • visit a state park, fish & wildlife area, or preserve (visit the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for a complete list of natural areas near you)
  • watch out for invasive species (help keep invasive plants and animals from harming native wildlife by monitoring them with the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) app. It's free and available for iOS and Android phones!)


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2015 IWF Spring Conservation Conference and IWF Annual 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 check.

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Here It Comes Again! - Canned Hunting Legislation 2015

Canned Hunting Bill HB1453 has passed out of the Senate Natural Resources Committee and is headed to the floor

The bill may be heard as early as April 1st, 2015. Please call or write your Senator and give your opinion. To find your senator click here.

To read our fact sheet, click here.

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IWF Wildlife and Habitat Conference

Updates on Current Issues, Discussion and Input, Building Consensus on Priorities and Actions

Sept. 12, 2014

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

IWF Office, 708 East Michigan Street

The Conference is FREE and open to the public but YOU MUST REGISTER HERE

Please RSVP by Sept. 9th.

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IWF Members – July 11th 2014 Walking Tour of Eagle Marsh: Lead by Little River Wetlands Project

Eagle Marsh is the second most vulnerable place where Asian Carp could enter the Great Lakes.  On the tour you will see the temporary “carp fence” across the Eagle Marsh - where the Mississippi River and Great Lakes watersheds meet, and learn about the plans to construct levees to permanently separate these two huge basins. 

  • Eagle Marsh is a 716-acre wetland nature preserve located on the southwest border of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Ten+ miles of trails allow hikers to access the preserve's varied habitats of shallow-water wetland, sedge meadow, prairie, mature forest and young trees.
  • 28 bird and two amphibian species endangered or of special concern in Indiana.
  • Bald eagles are often found at the preserve and have a nest just off the property
  • Preliminary results of the Bioblitz survey just completed found an estimated 250 species of native plants and 73 bird species were indentified along with many other exciting finds.

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