The Indiana Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy is scheduled for reviews and revision every 10 years. The purpose of this is for this reviewing the conservation status of the GCN species and to revise the list if necessary,
to determine if modification is necessary. Twenty-four months will need to be scheduled to allow for reviewing and revising of the Indiana Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy. Urban sprawl is rapidly advancing across the United States. Dense forests and vast prairies are being broken up, deforested and developed in a patchwork of neighborhoods and shopping malls, cutting animals off from hunting grounds, breeding areas and protective habitats. The grass lawns, streets and parking lots that are resurrected in their place do little to provide any of these important functions to local wildlife populations threatened by urban or suburbanization, creating a significant risk for entire species of wild animals. Urbanization
is a problem for the environment. However, there is a solution. Urbanization does not have to mean an "us or them" proposition between humans and wildlife. The two can co-exist, bridging the patchwork of neighborhoods to existing wildscape areas by providing basic elements to benefit both wildlife and the neighborhood; food, a water source, nesting sites and a place to raise young. Creating a backyard wildlife habitat is a simple matter of devoting time to research.