Plans for logging at forest include some clear cutting

An official says plans for logging at Hoosier National Forest include clear cutting in some areas.

Posted: Oct 29, 2018 12:00 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — An official says plans for logging at Hoosier National Forest include clear cutting in some areas.

The (Bloomington) Herald-Times reports Mike Chaveas, supervisor of the Hoosier National Forest, told a recent gathering at the Monroe County Public Library that the Houston South project would cut some timber on about 4,000 acres (1,619 hectares) south of the Charles C. Deam Wilderness area.

Of that, up to 417 acres (169 hectares) would be slated for clear felling or clear cutting. Other areas would see a thinning of trees.

Chaveas said the U.S. Forest Service harvests timber in national forests as a tool to help the agency sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the forest "to meet the needs of present and future generations."

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
63° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 63°
Kokomo
Clear
60° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 60°
Rensselaer
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 61°
Fowler
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 66°
Feels Like: 61°
Williamsport
Broken Clouds
64° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 64°
Crawfordsville
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 59°
Frankfort
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 62°
Delphi
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 65°
Monticello
Clear
65° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 65°
Logansport
Clear
61° wxIcon
Hi: 85° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 61°
Rainfall ahead.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events