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DNR program for private landowners to support wildlife and pollinator habitat

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Landowners interested in establishing wildlife and pollinator habitat have until Dec. 15 to submit applications for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources CORRIDORS program.

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.

CORRIDORS focuses 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.

Qualifying 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

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.

For more information, visit



Posted 10/11/2017





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