INDIANA — Three times in the past quarter century, White Township supervisors have sought to hire a forester to “manage ” White’s Woods, the 250-acre, township-owned recreational forest that partly straddles the border between the township and Indiana borough.
Twice before, the supervisors have abandoned efforts to cut and clear the forest in the face of spirited public opposition. Now, as the supervisors mount a third try, The HawkEye asks readers’ opinions.
To encourage informed responses to the opinion survey, below are recently published documents and news stories about the township’s latest plans to cut and clear White’s Woods. You do not need to read the information to respond to the poll, which follows immediately after the information:
— White’s Woods management-plan documents submitted to the township by contractor Millstone Land Management LLC, of Marion Center: The documents were posted on the website of Friends of White’s Woods. Click here to review the documents.
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David Loomis, Ph.D., emeritus professor of journalism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is editor of The HawkEye.
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