IFA in the News

Peruse news stories mentioning Indiana Forest Alliance, our advocacy work, and Indiana forest issues.

[Click here to read coverage specific to the Save Yellowwood campaign & the Crown Hill Woods campaign].

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 | Indy 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 | Indy 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

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 | Indy 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 | Indy 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 | Indy 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 | Indy 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 | Indy 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

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

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 Hill | 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