About Us

Everyone c​an do something to Help the Hellbender. On this website, you will find information about the hellbender, as well as household and farm management practices that can help keep our rivers and streams clean. People who fish and kayak can also learn what they should do if they see a hellbender in the wild.

The Help the Hellbender Project is a joint project involving partners from across the country. More information​ about our partners can be found by visiting: Project Partners.

Contact us with any questions, requests for presentations, requests for resources and your suggestions.

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Hellbender eggs in tank, Help the Hellbender conservation.
Hellbender Virtual Tour
Learn About Hellbenders
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Jarred Brooke gives a presentation on forest management for deer
Ohio River Valley Woodlands and Wildlife Workshop Offers Chance to Learn From Extension Specialists

Do you want to learn how to get the most out of your property? Make plans to attend the 2024 Ohio...

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Eastern Hellbender salamander
Help the Hellbender Program Receives Hoosier Outdoor Writers Conservation Award

The Help the Hellbender team, led by Dr. Rod Williams, professor of wildlife science, has been...

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Eastern Hellbender salamander
USDA Awards Farmers Helping Hellbenders Project $2.7 Million in Funding

The “Farmers Helping Hellbenders” project, led by Dr. Rod Williams and Purdue...

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Eastern Hellbender salamander
Local Brewery Creates Beer to Help the Hellbender

Lafayette Brewing Company will donate $1 of each purchase of a pint of its newly brewed Hellbent...

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Adult hellbender laying on rocks
Hellbender Research Featured in New Documentary

Dr. Rod Williams' hellbender research, the Purdue rearing lab and more than 12 years of the...

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Hellbender being held in captivity for health check.
FNR Assists in First Natural Breeding of Eastern Hellbender in Captivity

Oct. 7, 2020, was a historic day at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden as a nest full of eggs...

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