The Natural Resources Study Committee was established by statute to do the following:
1. Examine laws relating to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and recommend, when necessary, legislative changes designed to better serve the citizens of Indiana.
2. 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.
3. Oversee the Indiana Water Resource Management Program.
The Committee is charged with studying these additional topics:
A. Abe Lincoln bicentennial (SB 224)
B. Consolidation of Indiana historical entities (Legislative Council)