Indiana's Forests
Are Your Forests!

- Enjoyment for Hoosiers
- Habitat for Indiana’s biodiversity
- Carbon Sequestration for the future

support High conservation value forest nomination

The Division of Forestry is accepting comments on IFA’s proposal to nominate the Back Country Area in Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests as High Conservation Value Forest. Research conducted by dozens of Indiana scientists documented more than 3,000 species thriving in the Back Country Area. This forest is about 110  years old on average, with some trees more than 200 years old. Designation as High Conservation Value Forest would allow this area to become Old Growth Forest within the next 40 years if managed without timber harvests.


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IFA is Now Celebrating our 25th year

Help us grow for the next 25!



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!

Go Carbon Neutral!

Become carbon neutral with IFA’s Carbon Neutral Indiana project. Learn about the project and measure your footprint today.

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

10,000 +

Hoosiers protecting Indiana’s forests

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