When the Indiana Division of Forestry plans to log a state forest area, they publish on their website a document called a Draft Resource Management Guide (DRMG). Citizens have the chance to make a public comment on these guides before the marking and bidding of timber can begin. By making a comment, you can help create a public record of dissent regarding the unprecedented amount of commercial logging in Indiana’s state forests. Public comment on DRMGs are one of the few public input opportunities the DOF provides.
LOGGING PLANS OPEN FOR COMMENT:
POSTED January 7, 2019 / Comments DUE Monday, February 4
POSTED January 2, 2019 / Comments DUE Friday, February 1
HOW TO COMMENT:
Prepare a statement in a Word document. It can be as short as 100 words or as long as you want. Put in your own words why you don’t want to see this forest logged.
Visit this page on the DOF website to copy and paste your comments in: http://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/8122.htm
. IF THE FORM IS NOT VISIBLE, click on the “Form Not Displaying” link.
The form should then pop up.
Do a separate comment for each logging plan.
Where it says “Subject or File Reference (PDF),” insert the name of the forest, compartment and tract, i.e.: “Clark, Compartment 3, Tract 6”
ALSO, please contact Governor Eric Holcomb
to ask him to halt this logging in areas that impact wildlife, waterway health, and hiking trails! Also contact your state senator and representative. Not sure who yours are. Find out here
Thank you for using your voice. Together, we can resist the decimation of our state forests.