A group of activists is asking Governor Eric Holcomb to stop future logging in the back country area of Yellowwood State Forest.
Tourism officials in Brown and Monroe Counties say timber harvests in the back country area of Yellowwood State Forest could have a negative impact on tourism.
Some activists are concerned that a plan to log nearly 300 acres in a southern Indiana state forest will disrupt hiking trails and animal habitats.
Groups like the Indiana Forest Alliance have advocated for years for a law requiring some of the state forests be preserved from logging.
Senate Bill 420 would prevent the Division of Forestry from logging in ten percent of State Forests.
Two bills didn’t make it out of committee last week.
Previous efforts to protect state forests from logging have gotten stuck in committee with little support from GOP legislators.
A forest conservation group is opposing Indiana Division of Forestry's decision to sell logging rights in part of the Morgan-Monroe State Forest.
Members of the Indiana Forest Alliance say the state is illegally logging in its forests.
Citizens opposed to logging on public land are hoping to educate people on what they say is happening to the state’s forests.