Brown County Overlook

While much discussion and debate has occurred regarding the recent large-scale and complete removal of trees on Brown County-owned land along SR 135, I would offer a perspective through the scientific lens of professional forestry. The term “clearcut” has often been used to describe…

SB610 ISAF Response Letter

Bill Minter, our Policy chair, has submitted a letter to the Indiana Senate Natural Resources Committee regarding the consideration of SB610. As you may know, this legislation proposes the creation of a State Forest Commission. The response letter can be found here

Winter Meeting – Thursday February 21 & Friday February 22, 2019

Please register ASAP for the upcoming Indiana Society of American Foresters Winter Meeting – Thursday February 21 & Friday February 22, 2019.  The program is “Timber and Non-Timber Forest Products” and will be held in the Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park, 451 McCormick…

Legislative UPdate Jan. 2019

SB610 (see attached) – This bill creates a forestry commission (with no professional forester on it except an appointee of the DoF) which will determine the 100 year management plan, among other analyses, for the Indiana’s State Forests. The members of the commission would…

Tis the Season for Giving Back: SAF Timber Stand Improvement Fundraiser 2018

In Greenfield, Indiana on November 16th, an intrepid group of ISAF members showed up after a bit of an ice storm to perform some Timber Stand Improvement and raise some charitable funds for the chapter.  We are finding plenty of groups and events that…

Comment on Terrestrial Plant Rule before Dec. 20th!

For those of you who attended the Forest Pesticide Training Program in Danville on November 29th this e-mail is a follow up to the presentation that Dawn gave. If you did not attend the training program please check out the following link to learn…

Online Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices Course

The Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science and the USDA Northern Forests Climate Hub are offering the popular Forest Adaptation Planning and Practices training(Flyer PDF)  as an online, seven-week course! The winter 2019 course will be held during Jan. 8 – Feb.19, 2019 with…

Save the Date – Winter ISAF Meeting

Please save February 21st and 22nd 2019 for the next meeting of the Indiana Society of American Foresters, which will be held in Spencer at the McCormick’s Creek State Park Inn. The theme of the meeting will be “Timber and Non-Timber Forest Products”. Details…

Forest Pesticide Training Program – Thursday, November 29, 2018

The program will be held in the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Complex, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IN in the South Hall. Click here for Online Registration, Information and Agenda

2019-2020 IFWOA Professional Forester Directory

It is time for the printing of the 2019-2020 Directory of Professional Foresters, due out in February 2019. We believe it can be an important avenue for you to get your name out to Indiana’s woodland owners seeking professional help. If you are not…