Trusted stewards of Idaho's resources, from main street to mountain top


The IDL employs hundreds of forestry-related professionals. Our endowment foresters manage timber assets to make money for public schools and other beneficiaries. Our Private Forestry Specialists provide assistance to landowners and harvest operators to keep private forests healthy and in compliance with forest protection laws.

Timber Management

A large portion of the annual income for the endowment trusts is derived from the sale and harvest of timber, which the IDL actively manages on state endowment trust forest lands.

Read more about Timber Sales & Forest Management here.

Forestry Assistance

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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Forestry Pages



  • For questions specific to a location
    10 Supervisory Areas
  • For statewide programmatic questions
    Forest Management Bureau
    Forestry Assistance Bureau

    Coeur d'Alene Staff Office
    (208) 769-1525