Hoosier National Forest
Welcome to Hoosier National Forest
Hoosier National Forest, in the hills of south central Indiana, provides a wide mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy. Rolling hills, back-country trails, and rural crossroad communities make this small but beautiful 204,000 acre Forest a local treasure.
Forest managers work with the public to develop a shared vision of stewardship focused on restoring, maintaining, and interpreting the cultural and natural resources of our public lands.
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Forest Service proposes to harvest tornado-damaged trees and unblock streams in Martin County
Release Date: Sep 20, 2023
Log landings, open areas in forests where logs are processed and stacked before being loaded onto logging trucks, have been identified as sites with potential to boost floral resources and in turn bee/pollinator populations. On the Hoosier National Forest in Indiana, forest staff have been leading an effort to establish ephemeral pollinator habitat in recent log landings.
As stewards of the land, we are entrusted by the American people to take a holistic look at forest ecosystems and make informed decisions about the future direction of those ecosystems and any needed management actions to improve conditions. An important part of that process is involving the local community, interested organizations, and forest visitors. This page is to share information about the Buffalo Springs Restoration Project and keep you updated on its status.
Photograph Your Forest Contest
The Hoosier National Forest is excited to announce a series of contests open to the public to capture spectacular views, special moments, and hidden gems!
Charles C. Deam Wilderness
As Indiana's only officially designated Wilderness, the Charles C. Deam Wilderness is special. Discover what Wilderness means and how to keep up the area's untrammeled spirits.
Each month the Forest highlights a different aspect of its management or natural resources. These articles are great place to catch up or keep up on management activities on the Hoosier.
Hemlock Cliffs Trail Makeover
Get the scoop on this trail improvement project funded by the Great American Outdoors Act.