Annual Conference


After two years we are back to in person for the Indiana Wildlife Conference.  Come join us on Saturday, January 28th at 9:30 AM for a day of fellowship and learning about Hoosier wildlife.  In person attendees will gather at the Garrison at Fort Harrison State Park, where they will enjoy lunch as well as a post reception cash bar featuring local craft beer.

Silent Auction (Bidding IS Open!)

And the Schedule for the Day has been Finalized.

9:30 Conference Registration
10:00 Welcome and housekeeping
10:10 Anne Lacy-Crane Foundation
11:00 Door prizes-Dan
11:05 Break
11:30 Kalli Dunn-Goose Pond
12:10 IWF trail program Update
12:20 Lunch
1:30 Silent auction results-phase 1 awards 
1:40 IWF Update:  Dan Boritt
2:00 Break
2:20 Will Ditzler-Wetlands
2:50 Drew YoungeDyke-NWF projects
3:20 Silent Auction results-phase 2 
3:35 Final comments & closing of meeting
3:40 Beer and Wine Hour with Speakers


Conference Speakers


Anne Lacy

Senior Manager of North American Programs with International Crane Foundation
Anne Lacy will deliver the 2023 Keynote Address. Anne will discuss the state of Whooping Cranes and Sandhill Cranes in Indiana.

Will Ditzler

President and founder of Riverbirch Executive Advisors
Will Ditzler will discuss Senate Bill 381 which reduced protection of isolated wetlands in the state. He will also provide an overview of the Wetlands Task Force objectives, as well specific findings and recommendations.

Drew YoungDyke

Director of Conservation Partnerships with the National Wildlife Foundation
Drew YoungeDyke will give an update on the national wildlife priorities.

Kalli Dunn

Property Manager at Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area
Kalli will give an update about Indiana Department of Natural Resources amazing Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area.

Dan Boritt

Executive Director of Indiana Wildlife Federation
Dan will introduce himself, and give an update about IWF's recent successes as well as a look at the year ahead.

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