Hoosier National Forest

Forest Overview

Situated in the rolling hills of south-central Indiana against the Ohio River, the Hoosier National Forest encompasses many unique ecosystems within its relatively small area of 200,000 acres. The landscape is dominated by a canopy of hickory and oak trees, caves, sinkholes, box canyons, limestone bluffs, and narrow ridges.

The Pioneer Mothers Memorial Forest is an old-growth forest with 200 year old walnut and oak trees. Back-country trails and rural crossroads communities make this forest a favorite getaway.

What We Are Doing

Within the Hoosier National Forest’s boundaries are hundreds of thousands of acres of private land. As the Hoosier purchases these private lands, we have helped to plant 38,000 oak seedlings and other hardwoods to reintroduce the species back into areas where they have been depleted and increase important biological diversity.

Our planting projects are also helping restore newly acquired wetland areas for wood ducks, egrets, herons, and other water fowl that are returning to the area.

You can help repair damage to wildlife habitats. Read about our efforts in each and restore the awe-inspiring beauty of our state and national forests.

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