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About Forestry

forestryThe IDL employs hundreds of forestry-related professionals. Our foresters manage timber assets on endowment trust forest lands to grow, harvest, and replant trees to ensure we protect this renewable resource.  A large portion of the annual income for the endowment trusts is derived from the sale and harvest of timber. 

Forestry Assistance

Our Private Forestry Specialists provide assistance to landowners and harvest operators to keep private forests healthy and in compliance with forest protection laws. 

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.


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For questions specific to a location:
Supervisory Areas

For statewide programmatic questions:
Forest Management
Forestry Assistance
Coeur d’Alene Staff Office
(208) 769-1525

Latest Forestry News

May 27, 2020
Lobbies reopen across the state; support of natural resource-based businesses successfully maintained
May 19, 2020
New Policy and Communications Chief Announced
May 5, 2020
May 10 marks date for annual state burn permits
May 1, 2020
May is Wildfire Awareness Month
April 24, 2020
Celebrate Arbor Day during COVID-19 outbreak with a tree in your honor among nearly 2 million seedlings

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