Division of Forestry planning virtual open house Feb. 11

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry will host a virtual open house through Microsoft Teams from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 11.

The event will feature a brief state forest overview of 2020 and include what to expect in 2021. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and comment on ideas and issues. Those who want to can submit written comments or questions after the meeting at dnr.in.gov/forestry/8122.htm.

Overviews for each property and instructions for attending the virtual event can be viewed at in.gov/dnr/forestry/3631.htm.

“These open house events provide Hoosiers with a chance to receive firsthand information about how the state forests are working to provide diverse wildlife habitat, forest products and recreational opportunities,” said state Forester John Seifert. “They also allow us to receive valuable feedback from our neighbors and users about state forest management. I encourage everyone who has an interest to participate.”

Property staff members also are often available during normal business hours, which are 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily. For contact information, visit in.gov/dnr/forestry/2857.htm.

Jackson-Washington State Forest encompasses nearly 18,000 acres in Jackson and Washington counties in the heart of southern Indiana. The main forest and office area are located 2.5 southeast of Brownstown on State Road 250.