The IDL employs hundreds of forestry-related professionals. Our endowment foresters manage timber assets to make money for public schools and other beneficiaries. Our Private Forestry Specialists provide assistance to landowners and harvest operators to keep private forests healthy and in compliance with forest protection laws.
A large portion of the annual income for the endowment trusts is derived from the sale and harvest of timber, which the IDL actively manages on state endowment trust forest lands.
The IDL forestry assistance professionals provide technical assistance to forest landowners, other IDL programs and local, state and federal officials.
These specialists in forest management, entomology, pathology, fisheries and wildlife biology, hydrology, geotechnical engineering and community forestry advise and assist urban and rural forest landowners in the responsible management of forest resources and enforce the policies set forth by the Idaho Forest Practices Act, which regulates forest operations within Idaho.
- Timber Sales & Forest Management
Selling trees to make money for the endowment beneficiaries
- Idaho Forest Practices Act
Working to ensure the health of forests while promoting active forest management
- Landowner Assistance and Forest Stewardship
Providing advice to private landowners on management planning, timber harvest, reforestation, thinning, and many other forest issues
- Forest Health
Preventing insect infestations and diseases that present major health problems for Idaho forests
- Community and Urban Forestry
Promoting trees in urban settings
- Forest Legacy
Assisting forest landowners who want to maintain their forests instead of converting them to other uses
- Idaho Forest Action Plan
Protecting Idaho forests now and into the future.
- Firewood cutting permits