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Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Land Acquisition  > Funding Funding

General Assembly appropriations, Environmental License Plate sales and additional donations from patrons like you are the three ways we’ve been able to protect more than 62,000 acres since the program’s inception.

As urban sprawl continues, and Indiana’s natural heritage is less and less available, our mission to protect land for wildlife and recreation becomes more critical.

That's why it's now more important than ever for Hoosiers to buy Environmental License Plates. Without this income, the Indiana Heritage Trust will no longer be able to purchase land for future parks, nature preserves, fishing and hunting areas, and so forth.

Please do your part. For each plate a Hoosier purchases, the Indiana Heritage Trust receives $25. Additionally, each dollar spent on an Environmental License Plate gets leveraged and matched by not-for-profit partners or governmental entities and comes back as a $5 dollar bill used for preserving Indiana's natural resources.

While plate sales are trending down, the Indiana Heritage Trust Environmental License plate is still the top selling specialty plate in the State. We still need your support.

Please do your part. Buy an Environmental License Plate, and urge others to follow suit.

YEAR PLATE SALES REVENUE FROM PLATE SALES
2015 38,874 $971,850
2014 40,541 $1,013,525
2013 42,250 $1,056,250
2012 43,554 $1,088,850
2011 46,258 $1,156,450
2010 50,307 $1,257,675
2009 49,959 $1,248,975
2008 65,638 $1,640,960
2007 63,329 $1,583,220
2006 59,420 $1,485,500
2005 63,685 $1,592,125
2004 66,542 $1,663,550
2003 68,996 $1,724,900
2002 66,371 $1,659,275
2001 73,399 $1,834,975
2000 76,573 $1,914,325
1999 76,889 $1,922,225
1998 76,734 $1,918,350
1997 84,939 $2,123,475
1996 85,540 $2,138,500
1995 75,470 $1,886,750
1994 61,772 $1,554,300
1993 31,373 $784,325
TOTALS 1,408,413 $35,210,330