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In This Climate

May 31, 2022

About a year ago, Senate Bill 389 became law, stripping protections for more than 400,000 acres of Indiana wetlands. In contrast, a recent poll commissioned by Audubon Great Lakes reveals that 94% of Hoosiers believe state leaders should either strengthen or maintain Indiana’s current wetland protections.

So, what can be done?

In this episode, we ask why wetlands are important and how we can take action to protect them. Our guest Cassie Hauswald, a freshwater ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, describes the varieties of Hoosier wetlands, the life that thrives within them, how they operate in the hydrologic cycle, and how we can work toward supporting these ecosystems that support us.