The Indiana Tourism Association is asking Gov. Eric Holcomb to halt a planned timber harvest in two state forests, joining hundreds protesting the plan.
The lawsuit alleged the company engaged in damaging logging practices and breached its contract.
The group isn't against logging altogether, but wants old-growth areas of the forest preserved.
A letter signed by 228 scientists tells Governor Holcomb increased logging rates hurt forest biodiversity.
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.
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The Indiana Division of Forestry says logging is a way to manage the forest for overall health, but advocacy groups say the logging is detrimental.
County officials say they can't stop logging on private property unless it's in a residential area.
Groups like the Indiana Forest Alliance have advocated for years for a law requiring some of the state forests be preserved from logging.