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A Million Trees, Times Two

In Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2020 State of the State address, he announced plans to have the Indiana Department of Natural Resources plant a million trees over the next five years. We applaud this investment and join him in the vision of increasing Indiana’s forested land.

With our strategic conservation plan as a guide, we plan to get a million trees in the ground over the coming years as well.

Not only will these initiatives sequester carbon, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change–planting trees also helps solve multiple issues, from habitat fragmentation to downstream flooding. All while making sure that tomorrow’s children have lovely forested areas to explore.

If you missed the shout-out Gov. Holcomb gave to CILTI, here’s a link to his remarks:

For more, read this related op-ed from our executive director that appeared in the IndyStar.

Shawndra Miller

Communications Specialist

Shawndra is in charge of sharing our story and connecting you to our work. Through our print and online materials, she hopes to inspire your participation in protecting special places for future generations.