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.
The Charles Deam Forest Stewardship award recognizes Indiana woodland owners who have demonstrated exceptional management of their woodlands. Anyone can nominate an Indiana landowner for this award. Self nominations are not accepted. Nominations are due June 15th. Finalists will be recognized at the 2022 Awards banquet November 5 at the Clifty Falls Inn in Madison. […]
The winter 2021-22 issue of the Woodland Steward Newsletter is now available. Read it here
The Buffalo Springs Restoration Project, proposed for National Forest System lands on the Hoosier National Forest primarily in Orange County, is in the early stages of analysis. The Hoosier National Forest has begun considering implementing actions within this area of the Forest that are aimed at improving and diversifying the forest’s conditions to benefit native […]
The Indiana Chapter of the Ruffed Grouse Society recently released a new video “The Importance of Young Forests.” View it here.
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.