Proposed Logging In Jackson-Washington State Forest – Comment Period Ends Sep. 3

(UNDATED) – The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has issued logging plans for Jackson-Washington State Forest. 

The deadline to submit public comments on these plans is at midnight on September 3.

You can submit your comments via the Division of Forestry website.

The Jackson-Washington State Forest encompasses nearly 18,000 acres in Jackson and Washington counties. The main forest and office area are located 2.5 southeast of Brownstown on State Road 250. This part of the state contains unique topography known as the “knobs”. This region provides scenic views and offers hiking opportunities.

The majority of the land that now makes up Jackson-Washington was purchased by the state of Indiana in the 1930s and 1950s. The Heritage Trust program, which uses funds from the sale of the environmental license, Division of Forestry funds generated from portions of timber sales, and assistance from other conservation partners has made possible the acquisition of additional state forest lands.