The public is invited to a guided driving tour of threatened areas of Hoosier National Forest

BEDFORD – The public is invited to a guided driving tour of the threatened areas of the Hoosier National Forest.

Concerned residents, landowners, and friends of the Hoosier National Forest have joined together in response to the overwhelming public opposition to the proposed clear-cutting and burning plan of more than 20,000 acres in the Buffalo Springs area of the Hoosier National Forest.

The tour will cover several locations the HNFS has identified to be clear-cut, logged, or burned in one of the most beautiful publicly owned national forests in the country by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.  The tour will include a narration of the locations and fun history facts that participants can listen to on FM radio from the comfort of their own vehicles. 

The tour is scheduled for Sunday, March 27th from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.

Anyone interested in learning more about this proposed project is invited to join in a two-hour driving
tour through the heart of Orange County.

Those attending are asked to meet at the Greenfield Township Community Building at 2015 West County Road 550 South in Paoli between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. for information sharing, snacks and drinks before departing promptly at 2 p.m.

Indiana Forest Alliance

There will be limited cell service on the tour.

The “parade” style event will primarily be a driving tour but will include several spots where participants can exit their
cars and explore further.  Throughout the route, the group will stay together, arriving and departing for continuity in order to stay on schedule. The tour will end at the Young’s Creek Horse Camp around 4 p.m., with a longer hike into the forest for anyone who wants to join. 

More information can be found on either the Protect Our Woods or Save Hoosier National Forest Facebook group pages.