FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- The Indiana Forest Alliance is protesting a timber sale of trees from the Salamonie River State Forest on Tuesday.
At the Allen County Courthouse on Saturday, the group and supporters picketed asking Gov. Eric Holcomb to stop the sale and name the area east of Wabash a state park.
The Alliance says this would prevent commercial logging.
They’re concerned about the impact it would have on both the history and ecosystem of the forest.
“Salamonie is one of only two state forests north of Indianapolis, so we don’t have a lot left," Emma Steele, the outreach coordinator for the Indiana Forest Alliance, said. "This is a public piece of land, a large tract of land that has a forest that looks similar to some of these historical forests that we would have seen if we would have kept our forests. So it’s a way for people in our community to experience a real Indiana forest.”
Steele said the group plans to continue to get its message out as much as possible before Tuesday through flyers and social media.