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Timber Sales Fund State Land Purchase

[ Indiana ] The Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has bought its first land using state forest timber sales revenue. “We promised to deliver new undeveloped land for preservation through the sale of timber from state forests, and this is the first step toward putting those funds to work and preserving these lands for future generations,” said DNR Director Kyle Hupfer. Buying land with timber money is the last part of the four-pronged 2005-07 forestry strategic plan to be put into action. Prong one was to reinvest in the forest through tree planting, timber stand improvement and recreational improvement. The second was forming a partnership of state universities to do forest-based research at Morgan-Monroe State Forest . The third was to fund a statewide cost-share program for private woodland management.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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