The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is Mother Nature's right-hand man. The state agency is charged with protecting, enhancing, and preserving Indiana's natural, cultural, and recreational resources. To this end, it conducts many tasks, including maintaining state parks, forests, and recreation areas; protecting Indiana's water resources; solving soil erosion and sediment problems; supporting healthy fish and wildlife populations; and conducting hunter, boater, snowmobile, and trapper education. Additionally, it inspects and licenses nursery stock; and inspects and certifies international grain and plant shipments. The agency is also in charge of the Indiana State Museum and nearly 20 historic sites.