Legislative Approaches

Indiana Conservation Alliance (INCA)

The Indiana Conservation Alliance is our ally in promoting conservation of Indiana’s precious natural areas. INCA provides a unified voice for the protection and wise use of natural resources to enhance our quality of life.

The main event of this loosely organized consortium is their annual Conservation Day at the Statehouse, which falls in late January or early February.

INCA members include: Amos W. Butler Audubon SocietyCentral Indiana Land Trust •  Central Indiana Wilderness Club • Eagle Creek Park Foundation – Citizens Advisory Committee • Hoosier Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society • Hoosier Environmental Council • Hoosier Heartland RC&D • Hoosier Hikers Council • Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts • Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society • Indiana Chapter of The Wildlife Society • Indiana Forest and Woodland Owners Association • Indiana Lakes Management Society • Indiana Land Protection Alliance •  Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society • Indiana Organic Gardeners Association • Indiana Park & Recreation Association • Indiana Recycling Coalition • Indiana Society of American Foresters • Indiana State Council of Pheasants Forever • Indiana Urban Forest Council •  Indiana Wildlife Federation • Izaak Walton League • National Audubon Society • Oxbow, Inc. •  Save the Dunes Conservation Fund • Sierra Club • Sycamore Land Trust • Sycamore Trails RC&D • The Nature Conservancy  

Conservation Day at the Statehouse

Elected officials respond to the concerns of their con­stituents. They need to hear from you how important conservation programs are to you and your family. An easy and fun way to act on your principles is to come to INCA’s Conservation Day at the State House. This is usually held in January or early February (watch the blog for news about this).

Surrounded by the many like-minded individuals in INCA member organizations, you’ll gain ample moral support to engage with your state senators and representatives about the need to fund conservation. It’s also a great way to network as you visit the various organizations’ displays. You’ll find an INPAWS booth among them, staffed by our Conservation Committee.

If you cannot come to meet with your legislator in person, please make your views known in a letter or an email.

INCA Legislative Priorities

Each year the organizations that make up the Alliance determine how they hope to influence legislation during the cur­rent session. Find this year’s priorities listed here.

Hoosier Environmental Council tracks the progress of these and other environmental issues on their Bill Watch page.

INPAWS members are urged to call, write, and visit their state senators and representatives to underscore their support for conservation, with particular emphasis on the INCA priorities. For more information, visit the INCA Facebook page.