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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

January 15, 2021
Thousands of trees burned in Woodhead Fire harvested quickly to help fund Idaho schools
December 21, 2020
$52.5 million endowment lands and fund distribution to Idaho Schools
December 16, 2020
Douglas-fir tussock moth subsides in southern Idaho, new outbreak discovered in northern Idaho
November 30, 2020
IDL seeks nominations for positions on Forest Practices Advisory Committee, sets date for next meeting
November 18, 2020
IDL GIS and Remote Sensing staff selected for the 2020 ESRI Special Achievement in GIS award

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