The Arrow Head Country RC&D Forestry Committee and Forester Bruce Wakeland invite you to the Country Kettle in Knox, tomorrow, to discuss issues you may be having in your woodland areas. The event will be tomorrow, June 21st, from 7:00-8:30 a.m. CT.
Wakeland and representatives from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Purdue, Consulting, and Industry Foresters will be available for conversation and questions.
15% of Starke County consists of forest land. Wakeland recently offered the County 128 acres of forest land in Washington Township, which the County has accepted. The entrance to the property is off Division Road. The property is on the north side of State Road 8 East, almost directly across from The Roundup.
The irrevocable trust entered into by the County does not commit it to use any taxpayer money for maintenance or improvements.
Uses would include hiking, mountain biking, cross country skiing, picnicking, bird watching and fishing. Hunting would be allowed on designated days for wildlife population control.
The cost of property management would come from the sale of timber harvested.