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Reportback From March Slow Saunter in Jackson-Washington State Forest

A dozen hikers brave the steep terrain of the proposed Starve Hollow State Wild Area. The month of March featured an excellent Slow Saunter with equally enjoyable weather and companions. Hikers from throughout the state converged on the proposed Starve Hollow State Wild Area, meeting at the trailhead near the Vallonia State Tree Nursery. Hikers…

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Heart of the River Press Conference, March 20, 2015

Last Friday, Heart of the River hosted a press conference in Anderson, Indiana, to respond to the Phase II feasibility study of the proposed Mounds Reservoir project.  Jeff Stant, executive director of the Indiana Forest Alliance, and Professor Marian Berky of Anderson University spoke.  You can view a video of part of the press conference…

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MOUNDS RESERVOIR – IT IS HIGH TIME TO PUT THIS BAD IDEA BEHIND US!

HEART OF THE RIVER NEWS CONFERENCE STATEMENT, March 20, 2015 Marian Berky, Heart of the River Jeff Stant, Indiana Forest Alliance Heart of the River is a grass roots community organization of concerned citizens dedicated to preserving a free flowing White River. We, members of this community, banded together in 2013 to oppose the construction…

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Press Conference Challenging the Feasibility of the Mounds Reservoir Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 17, 2015 ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Who: Heart of the River Coalition and Hoosier Environmental Council What: Press Conference Challenging the Feasibility of the Mounds Reservoir Plan When: Friday, March 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Where: The Circle Mound at Mounds State Park in Anderson (4305 Mounds Road, Anderson) Why: Heart of the…

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Please Attend Upcoming Third House in Nashville!

Please attend the Third House meeting in Nashville this Saturday, March 7th, to tell State Representative Eric Koch and State Senator Brent Steele to support an amendment that would protect some of Indiana’s state forests from logging! The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. at the Brown County Government Building (201 North Locust St., Nashville).…

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Please Attend Upcoming “Third House” Session to Show Your Support for Indiana’s State Forests!

Thanks to all of you who have taken the time to write or call your legislators to ask them to support establishing State Wild Areas in Indiana’s state forests!  For those of you who have yet to contact your legislator, please do so as soon as possible!  (For more information on this, visit http://indianaforestalliance.org/wild-indiana-campaign/.) In the coming weeks,…

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Part-Time Job Opening: Administrative Coordinator

PART-TIME JOB OPENING: January 2015 POSITION: Administrative Coordinator Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA), a nonprofit advocacy organization DESCRIPTION: This individual will ensure the smooth operation and functioning of IFA, by managing IFA’s finances, taxes, and intern program, among other projects. This person will hold regular office hours at the IFA Bloomington office, and will maintain IFA’s…

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Deadline Approaching for Comments on Proposed Logging in 3 State Forests!

In what is becoming an annual holiday tradition, the Division of Forestry released a swath of proposed timber sales just before Christmas.  This proposed logging would occur in Yellowwood, Morgan-Monroe, and Owen-Putnam State Forests, including in the proposed Cataract and Scarce O’ Fat Wild Areas.  You can see the draft management guides by clicking on those links. The deadlines…

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Action Alert! Tell Your State Legislator to Support Wild Areas Legislation!

Happy Holidays Indiana Forest Alliance Supporter! As 2014 concludes, we write to ask for your help — to contact your legislator as soon as possible to support wild areas legislation in the 2015 General Assembly. Indiana Forest Alliance has mapped 13 “State Wild Areas” in the state forests that total 36,820 acres. They comprise some…

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Two New Job Openings with the IFA!

We are pleased to announce that we have two new job openings.  Please see details below!   JOB OPENING: December 2014 POSITION: OUTREACH COORDINATOR Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA), a nonprofit advocacy organization DESCRIPTION: This individual will organize support for IFA’s forest protection mission throughout Indiana with a focus on public forests in southern Indiana. The…

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I-69 Open House This Wednesday, October 29th, in Bloomington

From our friends over at Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads (CARR): —————— The I-69 Development Partners (I-69 DP) will hold a Public Open House regarding the new I-69 Section 5 construction in Monroe and Morgan Counties. The open house will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the…

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Mammals Ecoblitz Survey, October 3-6th!

Jeremy Sheets, a mammalogist with Orbis Environmental Consulting out of South Bend, will be conducting surveys for small mammals: bats, mice, moles, voles, shrews, etc in the Ecoblitz area from Friday, October 3 through Monday, October 6.  We are borrowing 60 live catch traps from Indiana State University for these surveys and will need the help of volunteers in setting and checking these traps throughout…

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Fungi Surveys for Ecoblitz, August 23 + 24

Fungi enthusiast, Ron Kerner, will do independent fungi surveying August 23rd and the 24th from 9am until 1pm each day. Anyone wanting to join him should bring water and a lunch time snack.  Ron plans to start from the trail head to the Low Gap Trail on Saturday and go into zone 6. Sunday, he plans on starting from the Possum Trot Road…

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