Nominations open for Forest Practices Advisory Committee

Wednesday October 20, 2021

(COEUR D’ALENE) – The Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) will accept nominations for two positions on the Idaho Forest Practices Advisory Committee (FPAC) through the close of business on October 31, 2021.

Charged by state law with selecting the committee members, IDL director Dustin Miller will appoint qualified individuals to serve three-year terms for the Operator North and General Public Representative South positions. The current appointments for both positions expire on December 31, 2021.

“Applicants must be Idaho residents qualified through experience or training to provide technical advice on forest practices,” said Miller. Organizations or individuals interested in nominating a candidate must send a short biography and description of the nominee’s forest practices related experience/training to Gary Hess, IDL Forest Practices Program Manager via mail or email to:

Gary Hess, IDL Forest Practices Program Manager
3284 W. Industrial Loop
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815

“FPAC provides technical assistance to the Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners in matters relating to the Idaho Forest Practices Act and typically meets two or three times per year, depending on current issues,” added Miller.

Per Idaho Code, FPAC includes nine voting members: a fisheries biologist; three private forest landowners who regularly engage in forest practices (one from north Idaho, one from south Idaho and one nonindustrial); two forest practice operators (one north and one south); and three representatives of the general public (one north, one south and one at-large).

More information about FPAC is available online at