Post by hatchetjack on Feb 21, 2020 12:52:45 GMT -5
It appears the Indiana Forest Alliance is once again going to try amending a bill (or bills) on the House floor next week. The amendment would set aside forever preventing the Division of Forestry from logging an additional 10% of state-owned forest properties. We have the public forests we have because of the foresight and management of the professional foresters at IDNR. Take moment and notify your House legislator that you oppose the amendment establishing these 10% set asides.
Post by hatchetjack on Feb 22, 2020 9:55:53 GMT -5
Threats to science based forest management in Indiana continue. We are sending this information regarding amendments to bills 288 and 430 that may be heard by the IN House of Representatives as early as next Monday, February 24 or Tuesday, February 25 which create a 10% set aside of each state forest from commercial timber harvest and science based forest management. As you know, these threats are all too real and have already resulted in the near extirpation of ruffed grouse in Indiana. Please see the RGS blog post here:
for further information on the proposed state endangered listing for ruffed grouse in Indiana.
We have included a forest set aside statement that prominent partner conservation organizations in the state have developed. We are at a precipice for maintaining the health and future viability of Indiana's forests. If you have a position on these amendments, please contact your local IN representative.