Indiana Forest Alliance

About Us

The Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA), founded in 1996, is a statewide non-profit working to conserve forests and wild areas. Our mission is to preserve and restore Indiana’s native hardwood forest ecosystem for the enjoyment of all. Through expert research, influential advocacy, effective organizing, powerful storytelling, the Indiana Forest Alliance strives to ensure that Indiana’s forest ecosystem thrives. IFA organizes citizens, groups, and decision-makers to ensure that our forests are protected for future generations.

IFA supports various scientific research efforts. For instance, the Ecoblitz is a multi-year species inventory providing a comprehensive picture of biological diversity within maturing hardwood forests on Indiana’s public lands. No such inventories have been conducted within Indiana’s state or national forests. The Ecoblitz is establishing a biological value to the century-old stands that have returned to our public forests. Nine teams of scientists from 13 Indiana colleges and universities have participated in IFA’s Ecoblitz.

From a single tree, such as the Eastwood Oak, to urban forests, such as the Crown Hill Woods, to vast public forests, such as Yellowwood State Forest and Hoosier National Forest, IFA has advocated for forests for nearly 25 years.

Our Location

Indiana Forest Alliance

2123 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Business Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm


A $25 donation makes you a member of the Indiana Forest Alliance for one year. As an IFA member, you join a statewide network of forest advocates.

Membership Benefits:

  • yearly issues of our content-rich newsletter, the Forest Defender
  • subscription to the bimonthly Forest Flash e-newsletter
  • an invitation to the Fall Member Meeting, always in a great location
  • invitations to special events: dinners, hikes, canoe trips