Working for Indiana Woodlands
Indiana Forestry & Woodland Owners Association (IFWOA) was founded in 1977 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to conservation and sustainable management of woodlands in Indiana. IFWOA advocates for scientific best practices for management to achieve objectives of clean water, wildlife habitat, soil protection, native species diversity, timber production, recreation, carbon sequestration and many others.
Did You Know? Indiana’s hardwood industry has an annual economic impact of over $10 billion and supports 70,000 jobs — 44,000 in primary and secondary manufacturing and 26,000 in ancillary sectors. 4.1 of Indiana’s 4.9 million forest acres are privately owned and statewide timber growth exceeds removals for harvest and natural tree mortality by 2.3 […]
In an effort to preserve history, the U.S. Navy is sustainably managing a 50,000-acre forest in Indiana. Naval Support Activity Crane (NSA Crane) has managed this area for over 60 years, and the forest provides some of the richest biodiversity in all of Indiana.
The annual woodland owner conference is November 6 in Danville- Learn more and register.
The Fall 2021 IFWOA newsletter is now available. View here
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) General Signup period, which had previously been announced as ending on Feb. 12, 2021. USDA will continue to accept offers as it takes this opportunity to evaluate ways to increase enrollment. CRP, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), provides annual rental payments for […]