The Hoosier National Forest is located in the south center part of Indiana.
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Partnerships have been developed with individuals, agencies, organizations and communities committed to the stewardship of our natural, cultural and recreational resources. The Hoosier and its partners can leverage limited resources to achieve mutually beneficial goals for the greater good. Projects run the gamut from single workdays to long term relationships that work toward significant economic or resource changes. 

The projects listed below are just a few of the many partnerships the Hoosier is involved with. For more information on partnerships, or getting involved with your national forest contact us.

Adventures With Nature Day

Caves: Life Beneath the Forest

Forest Service Freedom Trails -Underground Railroad

Lacy Abandoned Coal Mine Site Project

Local School Partnerships

Mountain Bike Trails

Native Seed Nursery

Nature Stores at our Offices

Urban Connections - Links to Forest Service- Region 9 website on partnerships in larger cities.

Rehabilitating the Rickenbaugh House

Southern Indiana Cooperative Weed Management Area - link leaves the Hoosier NF website

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Wildflower Foray

2016 Wildflower Foray Logo

Wildflower Foray is an event held each spring, the last weekend in April which combines several activities in Brown and Monroe County featuring wildflowers including hikes on the Hoosier National Forest.

Plant a Tree Program

boy planting tree

Trees may be planted on the Hoosier in memory or honor of other people with this special recognition program.