Hoosier National Forest

Our interactions and activities in the Framework: 

The Hoosier National Forest is engaging in the preparation of the Climate Change Vulnerability Framework of the Central Hardwoods project.  Once complete the assessment may lead to additional activities.

Our broader climate change activities and perspectives: 

The Hoosier National Forest has actively worked to restore natural resources in Southern Indiana for over 75 years.  Restoration efforts promote ecosystem resilience and adaptive capacity to many stressors such as climate change, disease, drought, insects, and invasive species.  Overall restoration goals on the Hoosier include: improving overall species diversity; reducing the threat of nonnative invasive species; and improving overall watershed health. 

Ownership patterns in south central Indiana present a complex mosaic of National Forest, Army Corp of Engineers, State lands, and private lands.  All of these ownerships are interspersed among larger blocks of National Forest land.