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Arnold to lead DOC program; Hunter named DNR Director of Law Enforcement

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Department of Corrections Commissioner Rob Carter today announced that Lloyd Arnold will serve as chief operating officer of the department’s Prison Enterprises Network division (PEN Products). PEN Products is a program that equips offenders for successful reentry through meaningful work and career development while operating in...

Remember to register your off-road vehicle with the BMV

Hoosiers who own off-road vehicles (ORVs) purchased after Dec. 31, 2009 must register those ORVs through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV). The registration law applies regardless of whether the ORV is driven on public or private land, although there are a few exceptions. More information about ORV registration...

Bicycling mag praises Brown County SP mountain bike trails

Brown County’s trails are already well known in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. But the magazine’s online article, published July 12, helps introduce them to readers across North America. The author, Robert Annis, is a cyclist from Indiana. He praised the park trails for being “fast, flowy and full of...

DNR adds another 1,048 acres to Healthy Rivers INitiative

The amount of land permanently protected for wildlife habitat and public recreation along the Wabash River continues to grow thanks to the DNR’s Healthy Rivers Initiative (HRI). HRI recently acquired 1,048 acres from American Electric Power in the initiative’s Wabash River Project Area. The acquired land was previously leased by...

Indiana NRC approves two nature preserves

The Natural Resources Commission approved two nature preserves at its bi-monthly meeting today in Indianapolis. The action increases to 287 the number of state-designated sites protected by the Nature Preserves Act. The two new nature preserves are Dewey Hickman Nature Preserve in Harrison County and Mary Gray Nature Preserve in...

DNR honored for special achievement in GIS

A software firm has recognized the DNR as among the best in the world in using geographic information systems (GIS). On July 11, Esri presented the DNR with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the annual Esri User Conference in San Diego. DNR was one of 180 SAG Award...

Snake fungal disease identified in Indiana

An emerging fungal disease lethal to some snakes has been found in Indiana. Snake fungal disease, caused by the fungus, Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, is not a risk to people, but in snakes it can cause facial swelling, disfigurement, skin and scale lesions, internal lesions and death. A team of researchers...

Biologists study genetic make-up of Webster muskies

Like many Hoosiers interested in their genetic ancestry, DNR fisheries biologists and Purdue University researchers are looking into the genetic makeup of a species of fish in northern Indiana’s Lake Webster. The results could have a bearing on how muskies, a popular sport fish, might affect the future of the...