What Are Forests For?

For wilderness recreation, for all of us, and future generations.  As habitat for Indiana’s amazing biodiversity. For sequestering carbon.  As eco-tourism assets that make Indiana great. As places of solace and beauty.

The Indiana Forest Alliance’s  mission is to protect and restore Indiana’s native hardwood forests through science-based advocacy.

There has been a 400% increase in commercial logging in our public forests since 2002, with the Yellowwood State Forest Back Country Area as a prime example. If you love Indiana’s public forests and want to see a portion of them set aside from logging, here’s how you can help:

1) Learn more about the issue by exploring this website and watching the video below.

2) Explore our vision for 13 State Wild Areas, set aside from logging for recreation and ecological preservation.

3) Become a member of the Indiana Forest Alliance for $25.

4) Write to Governor Eric Holcomb asking him to set aside at least 10% of state forests from?commercial logging. See infographic here.

5) Sign-up (at right) to get e-updates on forest advocacy news and action items.

6) Follow IFA on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

7) Volunteer with IFA.