The HawkEye Poll: managing White’s Woods

By David Loomis

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.

— News stories published in The HawkEye that cover the controversy: Click here and here to read the stories.


Take the poll:



If you have a comment, you may add it in the “reply” box or click on the “leave a comment” link, below.

Thank you.


David Loomis, Ph.D., emeritus professor of journalism at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is editor of The HawkEye.

The HawkEye invites comments on this and other issues of community interest. Email or click on the “contact us” drop-down menu, above.


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3 Responses to The HawkEye Poll: managing White’s Woods

  1. Thomas Simmons says:

    I would like to see an evidence-based, data-driven, comprehensive stewardship plan with public input for Whites Woods Park before any action is taken.

  2. Nathanael Arthurs says:

    The only place in the town of Indiana Pa that you can take a beautiful 2 hour shaded walk with your dogs sheltered from the hot sun.

  3. Friends of White's Woods says:

    Please use the following link to complete the Friends of White’s Woods survey:
    The results will be used in the development of a comprehensive management plan.

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