IFA in the News

The following news stories mention the Indiana Forest Alliance, our advocacy work, and forest issues in Indiana.

Opinion: State Forestry Budget is Critical to the Health of Our Hardwood Industry and Our Forests | 10/9/19 | Indiana Environmental Reporter

Letter: Budget critical to hardwoods | 10/9/19 | Kokomo Tribune

Letter: Forestry budget critical to health of industry, forests | 10/8/19 | Brown County Democrat

Commentary: State Forestry Budget is Critical to the Health of Our Hardwood Industry and Our Forests | 10/5/19 | NUVO

Guest column: State forestry budget is critical to health of hardwood industry, forests | 10/4/19 | Reporter-Times

Ruffed Grouse Could Make Indiana’s Endangered Species List | 9/17/19 | WBAA Purdue University

Survey: Indiana Approaches Forestry Like Other Professionals In North America | 8/14/19 | WBOI Fort Wayne, Lakeshore Public Radio

Indiana panel rejects groups’ push to conserve 2 forests | 7/24/19 | WNDU 16 (AP)

  • Note that the Associated Press also pushed this story out to The Biloxi Sun Herald, The Charlotte Observer, The Chicago Tribune, Dubois County Herald, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, The Hoosier Times, Indiana Public Media, The Macon Telegraph, The News & Observer, San Francisco Chronicle, The State, U.S. News & World Report, WANE, WRAL, and 20 other news sites.

Indiana panel rejects groups’ push to conserve 2 forests | 7/24/19 | Times Union

NRC denies requestto save forests’ trees | 7/24/19 | Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

State park plea denied | 7/20/19 | Chronicle-Tribune

State denies petition to turn Frances Slocum Forest into state park | 7/18/19| Kokomo Tribune

Line in the Sand | 6/24/19 | Indianapolis Monthly

State To Study Logging, Forest Management Over The Summer | 5/21/19 | 89.1 WBOI; 90.1 WFYI

Groups seeking to conserve Indiana forests make new push | 5/6/19 | San Francisco Chronicle

Petitioners want hearing on state forest | 5/5/19 | The Herald Republican

The Recentering of Newfields | 5/2/19 | NUVO

Time Is Short To Comment On Timber Harvest in Indiana State Forests |5/2/19| 99.3 FM (Indiana News Service)

Group wants hearing on Salamonie River State Forest | 5/2/19 | WANE

Salamonie, Slocum forests pitched as state parks | 5/1/19 | WANE (updated)

Indiana citizens standing up for state forests  | 4/29/19 | The Herald Republican

State park pitch made for Slocum, Salamonie | 4/30/19 | Journal Gazette

Salamonie, Slocum forests pitched as state parks | 4/30/19 | WANE

Pushing for a park: Conservationists petitioning DNR to turn Frances Slocum State Forest into state park | 4/26/19 | Kokomo Tribune

Pushing for a park: Conservationists petitioning DNR to turn Frances Slocum State Forest into state park | 4/26/19 | Goshen News

Pushing for “Salamonie State Park”| 4/25/19 | Huntington Herald Press

‘Eco Blitz’ Finds Dozens of Threatened, Endangered Species in Yellowwood | 4/23/19 | WFHB

SPEAK Earth Fest April 27 | 4/13/19 | The Herald Republican

Letter: Writer misunderstood Indiana Forest Alliance | 4/5/19 | The Indianapolis Business Journal

Indiana Hardwoods Assessment Shows Room For Growth, Concerns Environmentalists | 3/18/19 | Indiana Public Media

Saved from the saw: Fabled 200-year-old tree at Eastwood Middle won’t be cut down for parking | 3/14/19 | Indianapolis Star

Fate of imperiled oak tree at Eastwood Middle still hangs in the balance | 3/1/19 | Indianapolis Star

More than 200-year-old oak tree could be axed to make way for parking at Eastwood Middle | 2/15/19 | Indianapolis Star

Guest Column: Protecting Indiana Forests, the Bad News and the Good | 2/12/19 | Limestone Post

Indiana trees targeted for economic development | 2/11/19 | Fort Wayne Business Journal

Morton Marcus: Indiana’s forests are well worth protecting | 2/8/19 | Indianapolis Business Journal

Environmental group urges city to beware ‘invasive’ 9/11 tribute tree | 2/7/19 | Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Lt. Governor encourages logging expansion | 2/7/19 | WFHB Bloomington

The cutting controversy of logging in Indiana state forests | 2/6/19 | IU Southeast Horizon

State forest timber sold for below market prices, new report finds | 1/23/19 | Spencer Evening World

EDITORIAL: Our forests protect our future | 1/22/19 | appeared in papers statewide

Indiana Forest Alliance: Working to Preserve Indiana’s Native Ecosystem | 1/16/19 | BLOOM Magazine

Report Blasts DNR for Lack of Transparency, Poor Forest Stewardship | 1/8/19 | WFHB Bloomington

2018 Media Coverage

[Read coverage specific to the Save Yellowwood  and the Crown Hill Woods campaigns].

From Tree to Shining Tree | 12/19/18 | “Who Gets What” Podcast

Duke Energy Foundation Awards 10 Indiana Nonprofits More Than $154,000 In Environmental Project Grants | 11/16/18 | WBIW Bedford

Plain Stumped | 11/2018 | Indianapolis Monthly

A Toast to the Trees at Indy Hostel | 10/17/18 | NUVO

Group plans to defend Salamonie from logging | 10/5/18 | Huntington Herald-Press

Group opposes logging in Salamonie Forest | 10/5/18 | Wabash Plain Dealer

Frances Slocum State Forest set to be logged | 9/18/18 | Kokomo Tribune

Hoosiers Demand Climate Action In Soggy March | 9/10/18 | WTIU

Owen-Putnam timber sale draws bids, protest | 6/20/18 | Spencer Evening World

Views from canoes | 7/24/18 | WCINews

You can eat that Enjoying an Indiana forest-foraged feast | 7/24/18 | WISHTV

Indiana Forest Alliance to hold Forest-Foraged Feast July 29 in Carmel | 7/19/18 | Carmel Current

Volunteers recognized for service in various organizations | 7/3/18 | Brown County Democrat

Neighbors turn to courts to fight developments | 6/29/18 | Indianapolis Business Journal

Nora residents sue the city over controversial zoning decision | 6/6/18 | IndyStar

First look at Yellowwood State Forest after logging | 6/6/18 | RTV6

Forests for Indy: A lack of trees might hurt Indianapolis growth. Here’s why. | 6/4/18 | Indianapolis Star

Logging In State Forests Continues To Raise Ire Of Some Environmental Groups | 5/18/18 | Indiana Public Media

Legislator disturbed by close-up look at post-logging Yellowwood | 4/12/18 | Bloomington Herald-Times

Driftwood Hills residents feel shut out of negotiations for controversial development | 4/10/18 | IndyStar

Letters: Don’t treat Indiana’s forests like a crop | 3/27/18 | IndyStar

Indianapolis Nora residents get second chance after opposing Keystone Crossing project | 3/12/18 | IndyStar

Council gives ‘final attempt at negotiation’ for Nora residents opposed to development | 3/13/18 | Indianapolis Business Journal

Despite legislative setback, advocates hopeful for logging limits | 2/19/18 | Anderson Herald-Bulletin

Legislators answer constituents questions2/13/18 | Brown County Democrat

Can cutting trees be good for Indiana forests? Or is it just about timber profits? | 2/11/18 | Indianapolis Star

Speaker to discuss protecting forests | 2/4/18 | Kokomo Tribune

Gambling with our natural heritage | 1/24/18 | Batesville Herald-Tribune

Lawmakers Again Pushing For State Forest Protections| 1/23/18 | Indiana Public Media

Forests | 1/18/18 | WFYI – No Limits

‘Saving Yellowwood’ centerpiece of Wild and Scenic Film Festival Sunday | 1/11/18 | Bloomington Herald-Times

2017 Media Coverage

Fighting for the Forest: Saving Yellowwood | 12/20/17 | Do317.com

Bohanon & Curott: Market forces favored Yellowwood protectors | 12/16/17 | Indianapolis Business Journal

Logging plan has activists worried | 9/2/17 | The Columbus Republic via IBJ

Editorial: Push pause on Indiana’s backcountry logging | 9/1/17 | Indianapolis Star

Ask Renee: Help save the Yellowwood State Forest | 8/30/17 | NUVO

Plans to log Brown County backcountry area threatens century-old trees | 8/28/17 | Indianapolis Star

Plea: Don’t Cut Our Old-Growth Forests | 8/28/17 | Indiana News Service

Plan for logging in Yellowwood alarms forest group | 8/27/17 | Bloomington Herald-Times

Planned Indiana state forest logging alarms opponents | 8/27/17 | Fox 59 (AP)

Quotable | 8/26/17 | Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Tully: Indiana targets Yellowwood State Forest for desecration | 8/25/17 | Indianapolis Star

Preservationists cry foul over state plan to log 300 acres of state forest | 8/21/17 | Indianapolis Business Journal

5 wild food adventures in Indiana | 8/2/17 | Indianapolis Star

League of Women Voters branches out with tree presentations | 7/27/17 | Crawfordsville Journal Review

Hoosiers concerned about cleaning waterways over lowering taxes, poll says | 7/25/17 | Indianapolis Star

Couple wants to show effects of logging | 6/28/17 | Dubois County Herald

In Debate Over Logging In State Forests, Both Sides Claim Science | 6/16/17 | WTIU

A Hike on the Tecumseh Trail Now Ends in Destruction | 6/6/17 | Limestone Magazine

Nora residents angered about development plans near 86th and Keystone | 5/25/17 | CBS4 TV

Ask Renee: You helped save the Crown Hill old-growth forest | 5/18/17 | NUVO

Effort Under Way to Set Aside Old-Growth Forests in Every County | 5/15/17 | Public News Service

Group wins battle to save forest at Crown Hill Cemetery | 5/5/17 | WRTV 6

VA agrees to new cemetery location that maintains old growth forest | 5/5/17 | Indianapolis Business Journal

Sen. Donnelly applauds Department of VA, Crown Hill Cemetery on land swap | 5/5/17 | WISH TV

Crown Hill and VA agree to relocate columbaria project to save old growth forest | 5/5/17 | NUVO

VA, Crown Hill reach agreement to save old-growth forest | 5/5/17 | Indianapolis Star

Respect the elderly: Saving cities oldest trees | 4/13/17 | Environmental Health News

Veterans Affairs explores alternative locations to Crown Hill cemetery | 3/22/17 | WISH TV

EDITORIAL: Park a good use for Crown Hill site | 3/18/17 Indianapolis Business Journal

Activists rallying for Crown Hill woods Thursday | 3/15/17 | Indianapolis Star

Crown Hill Project Put On Hold Amid Protests | 3/13/17 | WFYI

VA puts plan to cut down Crown Hill trees for memorial on hold | 3/13/17 | FOX59

Hogsett renews hope to save trees at Crown Hill North Woods | 3/9/17 | WRTV 6

Mayor Hogsett urges VA To stop cemetery project | 3/8/17 | WFYI

Mayor calls on VA to halt Crown Hill cemetery project | 3/8/17 | Indianapolis Business Journal

For the Trees: Brown Countians rally for bill to set aside state forest land | 3/8/17 | Brown County Democrat

Indiana’s forests are for sale- but this bill tries to stop them from being cut down | 2/27/17 | Nexus Media

Logging Legislation Dies In Committee Without A Vote | 2/24/17 | WFYI

Old growth forest legislation dies in committee | 2/21/17 | The Statehouse File

Activists rally at the Statehouse for forests and education | 2/20/17 | Indiana Daily Student

Hundreds Rally At Statehouse For Less Logging in State Forests | 2/20/17 | Indiana Public Media

Activists rally to protect old growth forests | 2/20/17 | The Statehouse File

Indiana bill seeks logging restrictions in state forests | 2/20/17 | WDRB

Senate committee hears testimony on old forest area bill | 2/13/17 | Indiana Daily Student

Hikers Question Logging in Hoosier Forests | 2/8/17 | Public News Service

Fight continues for Indy forest | 2/8/17 | Indianapolis Recorder

Dozens gather for candlelight vigil to protest Crown Hill tree removal | 1/16/17 | WRTV Indianapolis

Bill Would Preserve 10 Percent of State Forest Land | 2/5/17 | Indiana Daily Student

Group fights VA project at cemetery forest | 1/17/17 | WTTV

Judge denies injunction to block VA’s Crown Hill Project | 1/16/17 | Indiana Lawyer

2016 Media Coverage

Indiana Celebrates 100 Years of State Parks | 12/16/16 | Indiana Public Media (radio)

The Indiana Forest Alliance hosts a film fest to inspire protection | 12/6/16 | NUVO

Wild & Scenic Film Festival is Really Out There | 12/7/16 | Indianapolis Star

Future of the Forest | 11/28/16 | Brown County Democrat

Charitable Trust offers to buy and save Crown Hill Woods | 11/22/16 | NUVO

Trust offers to buy Crown Hill land where VA plans national cemetery | 11/22/16 | Indianapolis Business Journal

Protest Outside Crown Hill Cemetery to Save Old Trees | 11/22/16 | WFYI

Is Logging Liquidating Biodiversity In Indiana Forests? | 11/16/16 | Indiana News Service

Hoosier Forests | 10/31/16 | WIPB- TV

Holcomb, Gregg disagree about how to manage state forests | 10/14/16 | Indianapolis Business Journal

Tensions high at Crown Hill North Woods land use meeting with VA | 9/30/16 | NUVO

Protesters speak out against plan to cut down trees at Crown Hill Cemetery | 9/30/16 | WTHR

500-year-old tree at risk in Crown Hill cemetery fight | 9/29/16 | Indianapolis Star

VA calls public meeting to discuss Crown Hill North Woods tomorrow at War Memorial | 9/28/16 | NUVO

Indianapolis students join in fight to save Crown Hill trees | 9/21/16 | WTHR

Donnelly pens letter to VA about Crown Hill Woods | 9/20/16 | NUVO

Group mobilizing to save Crown Hill Cemetery Forest | 9/14/16 | Indianapolis Star

Opposition mounts to VA’s plan for Crown Hill columbarium | 9/12/16 | Indianapolis Business Journal

Group asks for public hearing to protect 100-year-old trees from VA cemetery | 9/2/16 | WISHTV

Local group fights against VA plan to expand in Crown Hill forest | 9/2/16 | WTHR

Last-ditch effort to save Indy forest from veterans memorial 9/2/16 | Indianapolis Star

Logging In Yellowwood State Forest Closes Some Trails | 8/16/16 | WBIW

Some trails at southern Indiana forest closed for logging | 8/15/16 | The Washington Times

Indiana Forest Alliance moves office to Indianapolis | 8/10/16 | Bloomington Herald Times

Indiana Forest Alliance Moves HQ | 8/9/16 | Inside Indiana Business

Hoosiers Debate Use of State Forests as Logging Rates Increase | 8/5/16| WFYI

Discovery of new and endangered species could change Indiana logging policies | 7/3/16 | The Herald Times

Newly discovered and endangered species could change Indiana forest policies | 7/3/16 | The Reporter Times

Brand new and endangered species could change Indiana forest policies | 7/2/16 | Mooresville Reporter Times

Forest logging: money vs. Mother Nature | 3/11/16 | Dubois County Herald

Taking charge of Indiana forestlands | 2/14/16 | Bloomington Herald-Times

Logging forces changes in Yellowwood State Forest trails | 1/14/16 | Bloomington Herald Times

Letters to the Editor

Letter: State selling off its forest stock | 9/19/18 | Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Letter: Indiana’s current management of the forestry is troubling | 3/21/18 | Indiana Daily Student

Opinion:

Opinion: Legislation needed to ensure balance in state forests | 1/30/18 | Brown County Democrat

Letter: Timbering frustration won’t ‘soon turn into apathy’ | 12/17/17 | Brown County Democrat

Letter: Don’t cut down trees in Yellowwood forest | 8/31/17 | IndyStar

Letter: Logging of backcountry area must be stopped | 8/22/17 | Brown County Democrat

Hogsett must work to preserve Crown Hill Forest | 3/9/17 | Indianapolis Star

Letter: Forestry response deserves scrutiny | 12/13/16 | Brown County Democrat

Letter: Gift could save Crown Hill Forest by Randall Shepard | 12/5/16 | The Indianapolis Star

Letter: Forest alliance is not demonizing foresters | 1/10/17 | Brown County Democrat

Letter: Redesign monument plan to preserve cemetery’s trees | 9/17/16 | Indianapolis Star

Letter: Old-growth trees at Crown Hill should be saved, preserved | 9/17/16 | Indianapolis Star

Letter: Cutting down forest is a dishonor to life past and present | 9/15/16 | NUVO

Letter: Let’s preserve the old growth forest at Crown Hil| 9/11/16 | NUVO

Letter: The overwhelming irony of natural destruction in the name of veterans | 9/7/16 | NUVO

Letter: More timber sale proceeds should go to county | 8/10/16 | Brown County Democrat

Letter: Bobcat population could cause nature imbalance | 5/31/16 | Brown County Democrat

Letter: Indiana is further imperiling endangered species | 5/19/16 | Indianapolis Star

Letter: Destruction not wise | 3/27/16 | Bloomington Herald Times

Letter: Residents should speak up about Forest Plan | 2/1/16 | Brown County Democrat