NewsPublic Affairs / July 17, 2018

100 Acres Along Lake Monroe Added To Hoosier National Forest

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — More than 100 acres of woodland along southern Indiana's Lake Monroe has been added to the Hoosier National Forest.

The property is near the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area that's operated by the U.S. Forest Service. Hoosier National Forest official Ron Scott tells The (Bloomington) Herald-Times that the family owning the land first offered to sell it about five years ago.

Scott says the 113 acres of undeveloped land hasn't been logged for many years and now has a mixed hardwood forest. He says the family was patient as Hoosier National Forest leaders sought funding for the $445,000 purchase, which was approved last year.

The Hoosier National Forest includes some 204,000 acres extending from the Bloomington area south to the Ohio River.

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