Are YOUR Forests!
Enjoyment for Hoosiers
Habitat for Indiana’s biodiversity
Carbon Sequestration for the future
Show Your Support For Indiana's Forests
Help IFA continue our work to protect forests all across the state.
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Why Forests Matter
An initiative to establish a network of urban forest preserves in Indianapolis.
Forests provide environmental, ecological, and social services that make our neighborhoods more resilient in the face of an uncertain future.
Forests cool the air, reduce flooding and serve as natural areas that contribute to mental and physical health, as well as improved property values and quality of life.
A scientific examination of the natural diversity in Indiana’s hardwood forests.
Establishes a baseline of species to assess the future impacts of climate change and human activities on the natural world in Indiana.
The first comprehensive survey of Indiana’s hardwood forests, examining many taxa over several growing seasons in a systematic way.
Has already uncovered at least 129 species never before recorded in Indiana.
Advocating for the development of a new Management Plan for the HNF. We took the US Forest Service to federal court to stop a destructive plan to log and burn thousands of acres of wild forest that drain into Monroe Reservoir. Organizing grassroots opposition to a similar plan near Patoka Reservoir and another plan to build the Mid-States Corridor Highway. Objectives: to protect these wild forests in the HNF for wilderness recreation, wildlife habitat and drinking water they provide to more than 250,000 Hoosiers.
An initiative to protect wild nature in Indiana’s state forests for human enjoyment and creatures that need undisturbed natural habitat.
We shine a light on state plans to log old growth stands and show how designation as state parks will provide natural sanctuaries so rare in northern Indiana.
We continuously monitor water quality in the Blue River, upstream and downstream of the last population of Eastern hellbenders in Indiana, to provide early warning of sediment runoff from logging that will suffocate this salamander’s young.
Ongoing monitoring in our public forests for their presence and advocating for the protection of their habitats from destructive activities.
IFA’S Ecoblitz is a multi-year survey of biological diversity within Indiana’s hardwood forests. Our research is getting published.
IFA seeks bipartisan support to protect Indiana’s forests to preserve more public forest land from logging. Advocate for Indiana’s forests with us!
IFA works for the protection of Indiana’s forests, including urban forests which are crucial to a city’s quality of life.
Join IFA's Campaign to Protect Hoosier National Forest
Attend IFA Events!
If you know anything about IFA, it’s that we work hard! But we also know how to have fun. Check out our latest events.
Take a Hike!
How can you protect something you don’t know? Visit a nearby forest and discover our favorite hikes. Bottom line? Get outside!
Facts About Indiana's State and National Forests
Indiana is home to 158,019.3 acres of state forests and 203,000 acres of national forest.
Within these forests, you can hike, mountain bike, camp, ride horses, watch birds, and so much more!
State Forests scattered across Indiana
Organization committed to Indiana’s forests
Hoosiers protecting Indiana’s forests