Indiana Wildlife Federation

WHEREAS, the Indiana Wildlife Federation is an organization of affiliated conservation clubs and concerned citizens of Indiana; and

WHEREAS, the Anderson Corporation for Economic Development has proposed construction of a dam on the White River in the City of Anderson; and

WHEREAS, the Indiana Wildlife Federation is basing this resolution on the information available at this time; and

WHEREAS, the proposed dam would create a reservoir approximately 7 miles long and 2,000 acres in size; and

WHEREAS, the reservoir would inundate approximately 10 miles of high quality, free flowing river and close to 1,000 acres of forested lands adjacent to the river; and

WHEREAS, included in the areas to be flooded are several wetland areas, approximately 1/3 of Mounds State Park and the Mounds Fen State Nature Preserve in its entirety; and

WHEREAS, the Indiana Wildlife Federation is dedicated to the conservation, sound management and sustainable use of Indiana’s wildlife and wildlife habitat; and

WHEREAS, this project would cause a significant and irreparable loss of habitat and damage to local wildlife populations, and

WHEREAS, the State of Indiana has awarded the Anderson Corporation of Economic Development $600,000 to conduct a feasibility study with results available later this year.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Indiana Wildlife Federation, assembled at its annual meeting on June 21, 2014 at its Indianapolis, Indiana office, expresses its opposition to the proposed Mounds Reservoir, and urges its members to also express their opposition to the reservoir.

Approved June 21, 2014
2014 IWF Annual Meeting

 

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