Forestry educational and assistance programs are available to Idaho landowners from a variety of sources. Some of these sources are public and are sponsored by government agencies. Some sources are private, provided by consulting foresters for a fee. Some are associations made up of private forest landowners, Christmas tree growers, or citizens interested in participating in the conservation of specific habitats or wildlife species.
Whatever your situation, there is probably an organization or individual that can help you. Publications, educational programs, technical advice, financial assistance, and private organizations are available to help you manage all the components of your forest land.
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Cost Share and Grant Programs
- Idaho Fish and Game
- Idaho Department of Lands
- Natural Resource Conservation Service - Idaho
- USDA Farm Service Agency
Federal Natural Resource Agencies
Forestry and Christmas Tree Growers Associations
Idaho Natural Resource Agencies
Land trusts are local, regional, or statewide non-profit organizations directly involved in protecting important land resources for the public benefit. America’s nearly 900 land trusts have protected over 2 million acres. These include farms, wetlands, wildlife habitat, urban gardens and parks, forests, ranches, watersheds, coastlines, river corridors, and trails. Land trusts protect land permanently and directly. They accept donations of properties, buy land, or help landowners establish legal restrictions that limit harmful use and development.
Natural Resource Consultants
Natural Resource Consultants Natural Resource Consultants offer a wide range of independent natural resource management services. A consultant is hired by a landowner on a fee basis and works directly for the individual landowner. Consultants can provide more in-depth and comprehensive services than natural resource professionals employed by public agencies.
Choosing a natural resource consultant is similar to choosing other professionals to work for you. Ask for references and talk to landowners who have previously employed the consultant. Discuss the job and fee prior to making commitments. A natural resource consultant works for you and should be in business to do the best job possible for you.
Natural Resource Organizations
Technical Assistance for Idaho Family Forest Owners