‘We have to change,’ Indiana fish and wildlife director says

When Amanda Wuestefeld became the first woman to direct the fish and wildlife division of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources last August, she found herself facing the same challenges confronting other state wildlife agencies. Its constituency was changing, and she felt the division needed to do more to keep up with its evolving interests and to become more diverse.

“Fish and wildlife agencies as a whole are at a point in time where we have to change,” Wuestefeld told the Indianapolis Star. “We have to become a different beast than what we’ve been.”

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Header Image: A hiker balances on a log at Indiana’s Turkey Run State Park. ©Tom Gill