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Old growth forest legislation dies in committee

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Activists who supported legislation protecting old growth trees in Indiana are saddened to hear it will not pass committee. Senate Bill 420 would have required the Department of Natural Resources to designate at least 10 percent of each state forest as an old growth forest. The bill also required […]

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Activists rally to protect old growth forests

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Hundreds of Hoosiers wearing green and carrying signs with sayings like “Let the forest be forest” rallied at the Statehouse in support of protecting old growth trees. Participants at Monday’s Stand Up for Your Forests rally ranged from preschoolers to Sen. Mark Stoops, D-Bloomington. They advocated for Senate Bill 420, […]

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Bill would restrict management of old growth forests

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— A bill designed to protect older areas of state forests set off passionate debate between those who say forests need to be managed and those who argue they need to be left alone. The Senate Committee on Natural Resources on Monday heard Senate Bill 420, which requires the Department of […]