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IFA Staff

Creating a Forest Preservation Ethic in Indianapolis

Yesterday, Federal District Judge Jane Stinson denied our request for a preliminary injunction to stay contractors for the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from clearing the Crown Hill North Woods while the merits of our lawsuit against the VA for violations of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) are argued.

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IFA Staff

Shock & Shame at Yellowwood Lake Trail

This fall, my husband wanted to hike down this same trail. I was hesitant because of what I might find, but I agreed to go, hoping that maybe they had just taken a few select trees. As we started down the trail, things appeared to be normal, but soon I was absolutely shocked and depressed when I saw that they had cut a huge swath right next to the trail.

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IFA Staff

Since When is an Early Death “Healthy”?

Our hardwood forests have substantially longer growth cycles than current logging allows. White oak, tulip poplar, sugar maple and American beech have maximum life spans of 300 to 600 years and average life spans of 100 to 300 years.

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IFA Staff

Defeating the Purpose: Logging at Hardy Lake

IFA has learned that on August 8, the Indiana DNR Division of Parks & Reservoirs will conduct a timber sale and private harvest in one of the largest tracts of deep, interior forest at Hardy Lake State Recreation Area, located in Scott and Jefferson counties.

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