For a list of IWF Affiliates, click HERE
National Wildlife Federation:
Indiana Wildlife Federation is the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). NWF works to protect ecosystems that are critical to native wildlife. They hope to accomplish this by working to improve federal and state policies that will benefit wildlife conservation on both public and private lands across the country. NWF hopes to give a voice to the wildlife conservation values that are a long part of the United States' history, and to chart "a new course for wildlife that our children and grandchildren will thank us for."
For more on NWF, visit their website
Indiana Department of Natural Resources:
Indiana Wildlife Federation is a part of the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) Core Team and on the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee within the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR).The mission of DNR is to protect, enhance, preserve, and wisely use natural, cultural and recreational resources for the benefit of Indiana's citizens through professional leadership, management, and education.
For more on DNR, visit their website
Indiana Conservation Alliance:
Indiana Wildlife Federation is a part of the steering committee of Indiana Conservation Alliance (INCA). INCA is a group of over 25 organizations dedicated to permanent public funding for land, water, and wildlife conservation in Indiana. It supports increased funding to protect our state's natural resources and believes that everyone benefits from cleaner water and more public land, places for families to hunt, fish, and enjoy other outdoor activities.
For more on INCA, visit their website
Reconnecting to Our Waterways:
Indiana Wildlife Federation is on the Ecology Committee at Reconnecting to Our Waterways (ROW). ROW is a collective impact intiative that has worked since 2012 to change the quality of life within and near Indianapolis waterways. With its partners, ROW has enchance the quality of life through innovation, analysis, cultural advancement and investment. Their main focus is on the six major Indianapolis waterways: Central Canal, Fall Creek, Little Eagle Creek, Pleasant Run, Pogue's Run, and White River.
For more on ROW, visit their website
National Resources Conservation Service Indiana:
National Resources Conservation Service Indiana (NRCS) is a piece of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). NRCS Indiana is committed to providing quality assistance, conservation planning, and program information suppoty to private land owners and users. They believe that together, Hoosiers can meet the changing challenges in managing Indiana's natural resources.
For more on NRCS, visit their website
Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission:
Indiana Wildlife Federation is a part of the Watershed Organizations Advisory Committee (WOAC) to the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO). ORSANCO was established in 1948 to control and abate pollution in the Ohio River Basin. ORSANCO is an interstate commission representing eight states and the federal government. ORSANCO operates programs to improve water quality in the Ohio River and its tributaries. Also, ORSANCO coordinates emergency response activities for spills or discharges into the river.
For more on ORSANCO, visit their website
Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation:
Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation staff worked with former Habitat Programs Manager Travis Stoelting to create Natural Resource Management Plans for Central Park and West Park using specifications and guidlines from IWF's Backyard Habitat program. The staff went through a series of seminars on sustainable park managment and were able to complete an assessment of the all the property. Since that time they have seen remarkable results such as an increase in wildlife and reduced operating costs. They incorporated sustainable infastructure into every aspect of the park. Some of the projects included developing a root system using native plants in order to create cleaner water run off and removing invasive plant species from the parks. The variation of habitat types that exist in Carmel Clay Parks allow for the land to act as a buffer for wildlife and the community.
Carmel Clay Parks staff also realizes the importance of educating children and families about the impact humans have on the environment and the ways that they can help to improve that impact. Staff at the parks work with IWF to facilitate Backyard Habitat workshops, such as the What's in Your Wild Backyard workshop.
To learn more about the partnership between Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation and IWF as well as the amazing things happening at the parks watch the video below: