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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

March 15, 2021
Negotiated Rulemaking for Forest Practices
March 12, 2021
Come spring, bark beetles may attack trees damaged in winter storms
January 21, 2021
Idaho Department of Lands Achievements for FY20
January 19, 2021
Endowment Fund nears $3 billion after a strong end to 2020
January 15, 2021
Thousands of trees burned in Woodhead Fire harvested quickly to help fund Idaho schools

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