Get Involved

Find Your Niche at Ifa

Small box turtle on the forest floor.

Activate your passion for Indiana’s forests by getting involved with the Indiana Forest Alliance. Your time is valuable and we appreciate your efforts on behalf of our state forests. Contact IFA staff to inquire about the latest volunteer opportunities or visit the internship page.

Ecoblitz

If you have specific biological expertise, such as botany, ornithology, mycology, just to name a few areas, then the Ecoblitz IS your niche.  Ecoblitz surveys are ongoing. Find out how you can be part of IFA’s ongoing research.

Contact IFA’s conservation staff for information on the latest outreach opportunities.

Outreach

Help the Indiana Forest Alliance at festivals and events around the state. You and an IFA staff member will introduce Hoosiers to IFA’s work and discuss the increased logging in our state forests. You’ll also collect signatures for IFA’s State Wild Areas petition.

Contact IFA’s outreach staff for information on the latest outreach opportunities.

Advocacy

Help create an ongoing record of public dissent regarding the unprecedented increase in commercial logging within Indiana’s state forests. From the comfort of your home, you’ll comment on the Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry plans. The public is allowed a 30-day comment period on these plans. And your voice matters.

Check out the Draft Resource Management Guide section of the IFA website.

Grassroots

IFA’s State Forest coalitions seek volunteers to do forest advocacy at the local level: Mind the Gap and Wild Tecumseh Friends (Yellowwood and Morgan-Monroe State Forests), Owen-Putnam Friends of the ForestFriends of Salamonie (Salamonie River and Frances Slocum State Forests), Friends of Leota (Knobstone) Wild Area (Clark and Jackson-Washington State Forests), and Friends of Ferdinand (Ferdinand and Harrison-Crawford State Forests).  If you have a special place in your heart for your local state forest, please join one of these coalitions or start a new one to meet others who feel the same.  Consider helping organize meetings, events, actions, fundraisers, hikes, campfires and camp outs, social media, or bringing creative ideas to raise awareness in local communities. Whatever time, skill, or interest you bring will be welcome!

Contact IFA’s outreach staff for information on the latest outreach opportunities.

Social Media

Join IFA on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Share IFA’s work with your networks. Your engagement on social media keeps the message of forest protection and preservation at the forefront of public concern.

Contact IFA’s communication staff to express your interest.

Events

Host an Indiana Forest Alliance event. With logistical support from IFA, organize an event to raise awareness about the importance of  your public forests. This could take the form of a letter writing party, a bake sale, a square dance, a gathering featuring an IFA speaker, or a 5K walk.

Contact IFA’s development staff to share your ideas.

Indianapolis Office

Help IFA reach forest supporters by phone and and invite them to contact their legislators to support pro-forest legislation in the Indiana General Assembly. Work at your convenience, we are flexible.

Contact IFA staff to schedule your shift.