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Forest Practices Act

The IDL administers the Idaho Forest Practices Act (FPA), a law created in 1974 to promote active forest management and ensure that the health of forest soil, water, vegetation, wildlife, and aquatic habitat is maintained during the growing and harvesting of forest trees in Idaho.

The IDL provides assistance to landowners to establish healthy, sustainable forests and to promote compliance with the Idaho Forest Practices Act. Landowner and logger consultations, and frequent site inspections, ensure continuous growth and harvest of forest tree species; protect forest soil, air, water and resources, and maintain wildlife and aquatic habitat. Idaho’s Forest Practices identify standards for logging, road building, reforestation, streamside protection and other forest practices.


Statutes and Rules


Forest Practices Advisory Committee (FPAC)

The Forest Practices Advisory Committee (FPAC), as established by Idaho Code, provides technical assistance to IDL and the Land Board in matters relating to the Idaho Forest Practices Act.

The committee typically meets two or three times per year depending on current issues. It is comprised of nine voting members appointed by the IDL director for three-year terms. Members include a fisheries biologist; a nonindustrial private forest landowner; two forest landowners, one from northern Idaho and one from southern Idaho; two forest operators, one from northern Idaho and one from southern Idaho; two informed citizens from northern and southern Idaho; and an at-large member.

FPAC Winter 2020 Meeting Held January 30, 2020
Shade Rule Redesign Proposed to the Forest Practices Advisory Committee

VotingTerm Expires
Kit Hart
Potlatch Corporation, Moscow
Forest Landowner Representative North Vice-Chair (2020-2021)
12/2022
Mick McLaughlin, Orofino
Operator North
12/2021
Dr. Timothy Link, Moscow
General Public Representative North
12/2020
Kelly Riggs, Glenns Ferry
Forest Landowner South
12/2020
Claus “Ole” White, New Meadows
Operator South
12/2022
John Lillehaug, McCall
General Public Representative South
12/2021
Tom Bassista, Boise
Fish Biologist
12/2022
Kennon McClintock, Moyie Springs
Nonindustrial Landowner
12/2022
Paul Buckland, Coeur d’Alene
General Public Representative At-large, Chair (2020-2021)
12/2020
Ex-Officio
Dale McGreer, Lewiston
Resource Consultant
12/2020
Hawk Stone, Boise
DEQ Representative
12/2020
Lisa Spinelli
USFS Representative
12/2022
Lee Andrews, Sandpoint
Resource Consultant
12/2022

Contacts

For questions specific to a location:
10 Supervisory Areas

For statewide programmatic questions:
Forest Practices Program
Coeur d’Alene Staff Office
(208) 769-1525


Additional Information

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