Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Dunes

Deal To Develop Parkland Near Indiana Dunes Riles Conservationists

A plan allowing a politically connected developer to operate restaurants, a rooftop bar and a banquet hall in the heart of Indiana Dunes State Park is drawing scrutiny from conservationists and some legal experts.

08/27/2015

A black bear that wandered into northwest Indiana from Michigan in June. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

Indiana Officials Could Tranquilize Bear To Take It Back To Michigan

More close encounters with a black bear that has been hanging around Michigan City have prompted state officials to take a more aggressive stance to capture the bear, so it can be taken back to the wild in Michigan.

07/21/2015

A black bear that wandered into northwest Indiana from Michigan in June. (Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources)

Indiana Officials Trying To Trap And Relocate Wandering Black Bear

Indiana state officials have set a trap to catch a black bear that has been wandering around the Michigan City area for the past month, and if they catch him, they plan to take him back home to Michigan.

07/17/2015

Shelf ice that forms along the shore of Lake Michigan along the Indiana Dunes was filmed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources using a drone, The ice is beautiful to see, but dangerous to walk or stand on. (Credit: IDNR/YouTube)

Video Shows Beauty, Danger Of Shelf Ice On Indiana Shoreline

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources was warning people that the captivating ice built up on the lake Michigan shoreline might be beautiful, but it can be deadly.

02/13/2014

Chicago pigeons (CBS)

Pigeon-Napper Identified, But Won’t Face Criminal Charges

Mystery solved. We now know who hauled off dozens of pigeons from the Uptown neighborhood to northwestern Indiana, and why he did it.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

Chicago pigeons (CBS)

Indiana Officials Probe Why Pigeons Brought From Chicago To Indiana Farm

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has launched a criminal investigation into allegations pigeons have been scooped up in Chicago, and improperly transported to Indiana.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2013

Chicago pigeons (CBS)

Was Deporting Uptown Pigeons To Indiana Legal?

Ald. James Cappleman (46th) arranged for 60 to 70 pigeons to be captured in the Uptown neighborhood, in the 4700 block of North Broadway Avenue, then taken to a farm in Indiana.

CBS 2–01/15/2013