Indiana's State Wildlife Action Plan - Get Involved

Final report, 2018 minor revisions

Chapters (PDF)

Appendices (PDF)

2015 SWAP Timeline


The Indiana DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife is updating the State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP). Indiana's SWAP is a habitat-based model that incorporates all fish and wildlife species within the state. It identifies the condition of Indiana's wildlife species and habitats, the problems they face, and the actions needed to ensure their long-term success.

Conservation Partners (PDF)

Indiana's State Wildlife Action Plan Advisory Committee


  • August 2015: First draft of 2015 SWAP online for public review.
  • September 2015: Comments reviewed from the public and DFW staff and incorporated as needed.
  • October 2015: Final 2015 SWAP submitted for federal approval.
  • Beyond the document: Implementation and collaboration are key to the success of the 2015 SWAP.

Planning Process

Why undertake this effort?

The Division of Fish & Wildlife identified the need for guidance for statewide management and conservation of natural resources as a high priority. Bridging efforts across numerous natural resource agencies and organizations to maximize opportunities and accelerate conservation is critical. Indiana’s SWAP was identified as a mechanism to accomplish these ambitious goals.

In addition to helping the Division meet its goals, SWAPs also bring crucial federal funds to the state for protection, conservation and management of wildlife species. The U.S. Congress requires all states and territories to review and revise their SWAPs at least every 10 years to address new and changing conditions. All states need to complete their revised SWAPs by 2015. More information about the federal program and requirements can be found on Teaming with Wildlife.

Previous documents

Indiana’s 2006 State Wildlife Action Plan

Indiana’s 2015 State Wildlife Action Plan (DRAFT)

For more information, contact:

Brad Feaster
(812) 512-9158