Activists and outdoor recreation businesses want Indiana to set aside 10 percent of state forests for old growth trees. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the state forests are one of the few places where it can create important wildlife habitat
The idea came from a failed House motion by Rep. Matt Pierce (D-Bloomington) that would have set up a task force to look at practices like logging and make recommendations to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
The plan calls for logging to concentrate on removing stagnated and dying pine trees to create better growing conditions for healthy trees, including black walnut, cherry, oaks, hickory, poplar and maple.
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