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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

October 20, 2021
Nominations open for Forest Practices Advisory Committee
June 17, 2021
Idaho Department of Lands Firefighters Stop 90% of Fires at 10 Acres or Less
May 24, 2021
Idaho’s State Forester to speak before Congressional Committee on Natural Resources
May 14, 2021
Beware: Burn piles from the fall may go into flames
March 15, 2021
Negotiated Rulemaking for Forest Practices

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