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IFA pledges to continue its mission to protect and restore Indiana’s forests not only in rural and suburban Indiana but particularly in our urban communities for the use and enjoyment of all. We will also double down on our efforts to battle climate change, a plague that disproportionately makes it more difficult for minority communities to live and breathe.
Houston South: IFA joins lawsuit that challenges federal plan to log and burn huge swath of Hoosier National Forest
IFA is joining other organizations to stop the U.S. Forest Service from logging, burning, and applying herbicides to a large section of Hoosier National Forest.
SB 229 is now on Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk. He has until March 25 to sign it. If he does not sign the bill, it becomes law the next day.
We urgently need your help in contacting the officials listed below to stop this ill-advised project and compel the Forest Service to consider alternatives.
Ruffed Grouse: IFA Statement on the Petition to List the Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) as a State Endangered Species
Statement of Jeff Stant, Executive Director, Indiana Forest Alliance Regarding Item 16 on the Agenda of the Indiana Natural Resources Commission Concerning the Petition to List the Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus) as a State Endangered Species
Friends of Lake Monroe has produced a summary of the five key arguments against the Houston South logging project in the Hoosier National Forest to help you formulate your comments to the U.S. Forest Service. Comments are due by August 26.
NEPA: IFA Endorses Transparency, Accountability, Public Participation, and Science-Based Decision Making in Forest Policy
This proposal, if passed, would leave 280,000 Hoosiers who get their drinking water from these sources without a voice.
An amendment to SB 363 calling for the set aside of 10% of state forests failed to pass the State House of Representatives in March by a vote of 42 yays to 52 nays. Despite