IHLA Forestry Council
The Indiana Forest Industry Council was formed in the 1960s with a clear purpose – to provide a working forest for the next generation and all future generations. In 2010, IFIC merged with IHLA now serving as the Forestry Council of IHLA.
The Indiana Forest Industry Council Mission
- To encourage and promote the exchange of ideas and information among individuals, partnerships, corporations and others doing business in the state of Indiana who are engaged in timber buying or the primary or secondary wood-using industries.
- To facilitate the resolution of problems associated with the growing and harvesting of Indiana’s forest resources.
- To educate those engaged in the forest industry.
In addition, IFIC has implemented a comprehensive training program, compliant with the requirements of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) for wood producers that supply at least 50 million board feet per year, to have at least one person trained as a Qualified Logging Professional on every site where harvesting is occurring. This program was implemented on January 1, 2003.