The forest needs you: Thursday, November 9. Like never before.
WHAT IS A TIMBER SALE? It’s when the state Division of Forestry invites commercial loggers to come and bid. In this case, on the 1,733 trees the state is selling off in the Yellowwood Back Country Area. After the bidder is chosen, the logging could begin in a matter of days.
WHY ATTEND? Normally, timber sales go mostly unnoticed. In the photo above, a few protesters have gathered. For the Yellowwood timber sale, let’s increase our presence by ten fold! Come show your opposition to the destruction of this forest. This is YOUR state forest, not a timber farm!
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE? Between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. The sale itself starts at 9 a.m. and will likely conclude by 9:30 a.m. You may have to walk a half-mile or less from parking lot to the state forest office where the sale will occur (772 Yellowwood Lake Road, Nashville, IN — see maps below). Afterward, gather at the encampment for closing comments and free coffee and treats!
IS THERE A CARPOOL? Yes, from Bloomington: leaving from K-Mart east lot at 7:00 a.m. No pre-arrangement, just be there on time. Be aware that some people may want to go to the Possum Trot Encampment where there will be a short rally after the protest, with free coffee. Adjust drivers accordingly.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?: This will be a lawful gathering. We have the right to assemble and be seen and heard on public land.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING? Signs, banners, and friends! And a flashlight. Remain respectful.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK? See maps below: enter the forest from the north or the south. Look for event masrshals in orange vests to guide you to a parking place. Do not park on the side of the road.
+ View the timber sale notice here.