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What We Support
We support programs and activities throughout our community that increase
appreciation of the critical role that Idaho's forests play in our environmental, economic, and
TIES TO THE LAND
"Ties to the Land" is an intergenerational family forest education program that helps landowners plan for an orderly ownership transition of forest properties. It is an IFOA-EF sponsored and facilitated day-long workshop that helps families successfully address their often challenging succession planning efforts to keep their forests as a forest and in the family through multiple generations.
9B TRAILS - ENCHANTED FOREST
This project creates educational interpretive signage on developed trails in a privately owned working forest in Boundary County that is open to the public for hiking or mountain biking. In cooperation with the landowner family, the 9B Trails Association, and Inland Forest Management, Inc. consulting foresters, IFOA-EF created and installed interpretive signs explaining several sights and features found within this well-managed forest.
FAMILY FOREST LANDOWNERS &
Since 1989 the Family Forest Landowners & Managers Conference has given Idaho's forest landowners, and the forestry professionals that support them, an opportunity to gather together to share experiences, information, and their mutual passion for Idaho's forest lands. Held in Moscow, Idaho, in March of each year, this annual symposium offers information from educators and land managers from around the country, bringing the latest in best management practices and educational resources to 300+ participants each year.
FOREST OWNERS FIELD DAY
This outdoor educational experience sponsored by IFOA-EF is valuable if you own forestland or would like to understand Idaho's forests better. Field days include talks and demonstrations on forestry topics focusing on the basics and advanced information for everyone. The presentations are taught by experts who deal with these issues daily. Idaho Department of Lands foresters and other specialists from Idaho and neighboring states present from their fields of expertise for your learning experience.
IDAHO STATE FORESTRY CONTEST
High-school and middle-school students participate in a day-long forest education program presented at Farragut State Park. As many as 450 students take part in identifying trees, insects, diseases, and management practices. Expertise and instruction are provided by current and retired forest resource managers from county, state, and federal offices, along with private foresters and landowners.
SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY TEACHERS TOUR
This vital effort reaches out to those who educate Idaho's future citizens. Forest industry representatives help Idaho school teachers understand Idaho's forest products industry and the importance of sustainability in Idaho forests. Teachers get to see and ask about an industry at the heart of Idaho's economy. Teachers get to visit a logging harvest, tour a lumber mill and explore a private forest property to identify trees,
insects, and diseases. They return to the classroom with first hand information about how Idaho forest management works.
IDAHO MASTER FOREST
The University of Idaho's Extension's Master Forest Stewards (IMFS) program is a certified volunteer peer-to-peer learning program that provides educational assistance to help Idaho's forest owners and others learn more about Idaho forestry. IMFS training includes 70-plus hours of indoor and outdoor learning activities.