Indiana Senate Kills Pro-Forest Legislation Due to “Fiscal Impact”
The bill appeared to have enough votes to pass. We were heartened so many Republican senators saw the value in protecting this fraction of taxpayer-owned land for wilderness recreation and deep forest wildlife habitat.
What’s in the Best Interest of Our State Forests?
The state forests belong to ALL Hoosiers, not just the timber industry and neither to just the state employees that we hire to manage them.
Eight Hoosiers Bear Witness to Extreme Logging
The Indiana Forest Alliance’s new 6-minute video about Indiana’s quickly diminishing public forestland launched February 1 and has been viewed by thousands of people on YouTube and Facebook. It features eight Indiana residents–not actors–who are experiencing the effects of our state government’s unprecedented increase in logging.
In this Bicentennial Year, Let’s Avert a Senseless Tragedy and Conserve Wild Nature as Our Legacy
If enough us speak out and keep speaking out, have no doubt that we can and will change this tragic story into a new commitment in Indiana’s bicentennial year, to let wild nature return to our state forests …
Saving Our Public Forests for Public Uses
Yet judging from the unprecedented level of commercial logging underway in Indiana’s state forests, the people who appear to be the most unconcerned about these facts are the very managers of the state forests!
Division of Forestry Releases New Strategic Plan for the State Forests Without Public Input
One goal set forth in the new Strategic Plan is to utilize existing and create additional methods to solicit meaningful input from Hoosiers. The DOF, however, neglected to provide the public with a single opportunity to comment on the plan before it was finalized.
Report Back From March Slow Saunter in Jackson-Washington State Forest
The damaged land seemed to be begging for our attention, as if it had called us each to that place, juxtaposing such beauty with loss.