interested in establishing wildlife and pollinator habitat have until Dec.
15 to submit applications for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources
CORRIDORS--Conservation on Rivers and Roadways Intended to Develop
Opportunities for Resources and Species--was established to improve wildlife
and pollinator habitat for song- and gamebirds, cottontail rabbits,
butterflies, and bees.
on four priority areas: Indiana State Wildlife Action Plan Conservation
Opportunity Areas; rights-of-way on interstates and state and federal
highways; 100-year floodplains of rivers; and areas next to a body of water.
landowners are eligible for technical and financial assistance. To get
started, contact your DNR landscape or district wildlife biologist. A map
with contact information is at wildlife.IN.gov/2716.htm
The U.S. Department
of Agricultureís Natural Resources Conservation Service, a CORRIDORS
partner, will provide technical and financial assistance to private
landowners through its Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP).
Dec. 15 is the
application deadline for landowners to be considered for EQIP funding for
CORRIDORS projects in the next round of funding. Applications received after
Dec. 15 will be considered in future application rounds.
If you arenít a
landowner but want to support the program, you can do so by spreading the
word about the initiative and supporting DFW by purchasing licenses and a
Gamebird Habitat Stamp.
information, visit wildlife.IN.gov/9405.htm