Austin Taylor has been hired as the new Watershed Restoration Biologist with the Aquatic Habitat Unit in the Fisheries Section. Beginning this week, Austin's
duties include working with the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program out of the DFW central office in Indianapolis on Watershed Land Treatment projects, Watershed Diagnostic Studies and other "duties as assigned" that her predecessor, Ashlee Haviland had before leaving for Virginia in 2017. The responsibilities of this position also include coordinating fish kill case investigations and settlements and working to perform restoration following recovery of damages from such fish kills.
Austin grew up in the Indianapolis area and graduated from IUPUI in 2013 with a degree in Environmental Science with a concentration in Earth and Water Resources and minors in Chemistry and Geology.
for a list of
the LARE Program, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Staff Contact List.
2018 Indiana Tree Farm Landowners Clinic and Field Tour
This clinic is a program designed to provide landowners interested in managing their forests and wild lands an introduction to management practices and resources for advice and assistance. Early bird registration due by March 12.
March 16 Field Tour
1 pm to 4 pm
The Wilkins Farm Woods
March 17 Clinic
8:30 am to 4 pm
John S. Wright Forestry Center
West Lafayette, IN
Indiana's forests are in danger, and the threat: You
by Sarah Bowman (February 12, 2018)
Indiana's forests are in jeopardy.
Now before pointing to the "Save Yellowwood" sign in your front yard in agreement or sighing at the gall of the so called "tree huggers" in exasperation, this discussion is not about the state's public forests.
No - rather, it's the private forests at stake. The ones surrounding the house where you live, the ones where you go four-wheeling with family, the ones where you go hunting with friends or the ones where you chop wood to feed your fires. The ones you own.