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January 23, 2018

 

A logging machine moves logs into a pile.

Lawmakers Again Pushing For State Forest Protections

Lawmakers are again attempting to set aside a portion of state forests to be protected from timber harvests.

January 12, 2018

 

A pile of harvested timber

Masked Protesters Given Warnings For Trespassing At Yellowwood

State officials say eight masked individuals were issued warnings for criminal trespassing at the site of a logging operation in Yellowwood State Forest.

June 16, 2017

 

A boundary sign in Morgan-Monroe State Forest.

In Debate Over Logging In State Forests, Both Sides Claim Science

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.

February 20, 2017

 

Hundreds of Hoosiers gathered at the Statehouse to advocate for the passage of Senate Bill 420, which is currently in committee.

Hundreds Rally At Statehouse For Less Logging In State Forests

Senate Bill 420 would prevent the Division of Forestry from logging in ten percent of State Forests.

January 5, 2017

 

Forests

Initiative Looks To Plant 3,000 Acres Of New Forests In Indiana

A new state-run program backed by nearly $1 million in federal funding will enlist southern Indiana landowners to plant 3,000 acres of new forests.

February 11, 2016

 

Other than logging, one of the most popular requests the DNR fielded was for more recreational opportunities in forests.

No Logging Changes In New DNR Forestry Plan

The newly-revised plan does include plans to make forests more accessible to Hoosiers looking to pitch a tent or explore a cave.

February 1, 2016

 

logging

Bills To Limit State Forest Logging Will Not Advance

Two bills didn’t make it out of committee last week.

January 11, 2016

 

logging

GOP Lawmakers To Introduce Logging Legislation This Session

Previous efforts to protect state forests from logging have gotten stuck in committee with little support from GOP legislators.

October 29, 2015

 

The Division of Forestry's public comment period for their strategic plan ends Saturday, October 31.

Public Input On Division of Forestry Plan Ends Saturday

The public has until Saturday to weigh in on the strategic plan that will guide how the state’s forestlands are used over the next four years.

September 25, 2015

 

logging

State Officials, Environmental Groups Spar Over Forest Plan

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources hosted three public forums this week, but critics say there should be more opportunities and more time for feedback.

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