The Natural Resources Study Committee was established by statute to do the following:
A. Examine laws relating to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and
recommend, when necessary, legislative changes designed to better serve the citizens of
B. Advise and assist the IDNR in programming its activities and in developing a long-range plan for land acquisition, capital improvement, and development of facilities.
C. Oversee the Indiana Water Resource Management Program.
In addition, the Legislative Council has assigned the following topics to the Committee to study during the 2001 interim:
A. Feasibility of establishing the Indiana Forestry Advisory Council (HR 85)
B. Permit process for maintenance of drainage ditches (HCR 64)