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Forestry Publications & Resources

After the Burn: Assessing and Managing Your Forestland after a Wildfire > PDF
Chapters cover fire ecology; fire mechanics and behavior; fire's effect on vegetation, wildlife, soils, watersheds, and aquatic environments; emergency rehabilitation treatments; assessing fire's impa . . . . . more details
 
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American Chestnut > PDF
Whether you are planning one American chestnut in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting and maintenance activities you should . . . . . more details
 

Basic Forest Inventory Techniques for Family Forest Owners > PDF
An inventory is a cornerstone of forest stewardship planning that not only ensures your forest is healthy and productive, but can meet your objectives as a landowner for years to come. This manual wil . . . . . more details
 

Black Cherry > PDF
Whether you are planning one black cherry tree in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting and maintenance activities you should . . . . . more details
 

Black Walnut > PDF
Black Walnut is one of the most-highly prized North American hardwoods. A tasty nut crop and aesthetically pleasing characteristics make black walnut an attractive choice for Idaho landowners with the . . . . . more details
 

Carpathian Walnut > PDF
Carpathian Walnut is known for its outstanding nut qualities and fine wood and aesthetic characteristics. Whether you are planning one tree in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hund . . . . . more details
 

Enhancing Reforestation Success in the Inland Northwest > PDF
This publication highlights vegetation management strategies to improve conifer seedling survival and growth. It compares vegetation management methods such as scalping, mulch mats, and herbicides for . . . . . more details
 

Evaluating Wildlife Habitat for Managing Private Forest Ecosystems in the Inland Northwest
This itemized inventory form examines wildlife habitat within an area. It's intended to ensure various wildlife habitat components are considered when developing management plans, and to provide a rec . . . . . more details
 
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Field Guide to the Bark Beetles of Idaho and Adjacent Regions
This practical guide for forest owners and managers, entomologists, and natural history enthusiasts allows anyone with a basic knowledge of Idaho trees to seek out and identify any of Idaho's more tha . . . . . more details
 
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Field Guide to the Willows of East-Central Idaho > PDF
Willow identification is difficult for land managers and professional botanists alike because existing floras emphasize short-lived flower and fruit characteristics not present during much of the fiel . . . . . more details
 

Forest Water Quality
A companion to the book Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices Field Guide, the video contains two parts. Part 1 describes how water moves through the forest, how our forest activities can . . . . . more details
 
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Genetic Improvement of Private Woodland Ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest > PDF
Introduces woodland owners and managers to basic concepts and general practices of genetic improvement. Describes "plus tree selection" to encourage or limit reproduction to trees with desirable t . . . . . more details
 

Grass Seeding Forest Roads, Skid Trails, and Landings in the Inland Northwest > PDF
Sediments are one of the main nonpoint sources of pollution for lakes, rivers, and streams in the Inland Northwest. This 8-page publication (including cover) shares strategies for protecting waters by . . . . . more details
 

Hardwood Plantations for the Inland Northwest > PDF
Addresses considerations when establishing a high-value hardwood plantation including cost, location, time and maintainence. Covers planning your plantation, site preparation, planting your plantation . . . . . more details
 

Hardwoods 101: Planning, Planting, and Maintenance > PDF
Whether you are planning one hardwood tree in your yard or planning to establish a plantation with hundreds of trees, there are some basic planning, planting, and maintenance activities that will bene . . . . . more details
 

I Want to Log "Selectively" > Video
While many forest landowners are interested in cutting trees to improve forest health, generate income, or other reasons, they are often reluctant to alter the appearance of their forest too dramatica . . . . . more details
 

Idaho Forestry Best Management Practices Field Guide: Using BMPs to Protect Water Quality > PDF
This practical guide will help forest landowners, managers, and operators apply Idaho's mandatory forestry BMPs. Contents include (1) the science related to forests, forest hydrology, aquatic ecology, . . . . . more details
 
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Idaho's Forest Products Industry: Current Conditions and Forecast 2010 > PDF
A new report from the University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources will benefit anyone with an interest in the Idaho forest products industry. The report examines the Idaho forest products indus . . . . . more details
 

Land Survey and Mapping: An Introduction for Woodland Owners > HTML
Discusses types of plane surveys, including property surveys and cadastral surveys. Briefly sketches the history of the rectangular survey system in the United States and describes how the rectangular . . . . . more details
 

Logging Selectively
While many forest landowners are interested in cutting trees to improve forest health, generate income, or other reasons, they are often reluctant to alter the appearance of their forest too dramatica . . . . . more details
 
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Major Wood Decays in the Inland Northwest
Describes examples of wood decay compiled from herbarium, laboratory and field specimens. Descriptions, photographs and keys help readers identify types of decay in lay terms. A glossary defines unusu . . . . . more details
 
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Management Planning for the Family Forest Owner > PDF
Leads you through the steps of preparing a useful management plan for your forest property. Includes numerous sources of further information. Authors: Randy Brooks and Ron Mahoney
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Managing Organic Debris for Forest Health: Reconciling fire hazard, bark beetles, wildlife, and forest nutrition needs > PDF
This 60-page publication, with over 80 full-color photographs, tables, and charts, will help forest owners and those who work with them to maximize forest health and minimize problems. Au . . . . . more details
 
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Managing Woodland Roads > HTML
A full-color field guide to building and maintaining unpaved roads in woodland environments. Contains information on road shapes and surfaces, cross-drainage structures, stream crossings, wet-weather . . . . . more details
 

Oaks > PDF
Excellent wood qualities, adaptability to a wide range of growing conditions, superb wildlife value, and vivid fall coloration all make Oaks an attractive selection for alternative tree crops for Idah . . . . . more details
 

Paulownia > PDF
Royal Paulownia has very special physical and cultural needs. But with the right site and cultural practices, paulownia could be a successful alternative tree crop for Idaho private landowners. Whethe . . . . . more details
 

Planning and Implementing Cross-boundary, Landscape-scale Restoration and Wildfire Risk Reduction Projects > PDF
This guide describes the process the Klamath-Lake Forest Partnership (KLFHP) has used to plan and implement cross-boundary restoration projects to achieve improved forest health conditions on large la . . . . . more details
 

Planning and Planting a Five-Row Windbreak > PDF
A properly designed and maintained windbreak provides many benefits to you and the environment including home energy conservation, improved crop yields, snow drift control, and more. Read about these . . . . . more details
 

Plant Your Seedlings Right > PDF
In order to ensure the highest level of success in planting seedlings, there are many practices you will want to consider. This publication covers the correct ways to handle, plant, and care for your . . . . . more details
 

Protecting and Landscaping Homes in the Wildland/Urban Interface > PDF
Despite the specter of climate change, housing developments in wildfire-prone communities (areas where houses sit within or directly adjacent to natural vegetation) have steadily increased since 1990. . . . . . more details
 
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Pruning Western White Pine: A Vital Tool for Species Restoration > PDF
Once the primary tree in the Inland Northwest, by 2006 western white pine inhabited less than 5% of its historical range. White pine blister rust, a fungus that forms eruptive, blisterlike sacs after . . . . . more details
 
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Reducing Fire Risk on Your Property > PDF
Can your forested property survive a wildfire? If you’re not sure, this 41-page 2010 booklet is a definite must-read. Along with describing fire behavior, Extension foresters from the tristate region . . . . . more details
 

Return of the Giants > PDF
Western white pines, Idaho’s state tree, used to be forest giants of the Inland Northwest, but no longer. By discussing white pine ecology, recounting the tree’s demise in the Northwest, and exploring . . . . . more details
 
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Russian Olive Trees: Control and Management in the Pacific Northwest > HTML
Russian olive trees are fast-growing plants that since the 1950s have become invasive throughout many areas of the Inland Pacific Northwest, particularly in riparian ecosystems. They form impenetrable . . . . . more details
 

Selling Logs from Your Property: A Curriculum Package for Educators in the Western U.S. > PDF
Selling logs is one of the most important decisions a landowner can face. This curriculum package for forestry educators brings together consulting foresters, log buyers and loggers to teach participa . . . . . more details
 

Special Forest Products > PDF
Markets for special forest products in Idaho (edible wild mushrooms, fresh floral greens, dried flowers, wild berries, seeds, roots, bark, and other plant parts) have expanded considerably since 1992, . . . . . more details
 

Sugar Maple > PDF
Maple syrup and brilliant fall colors—that’s what sugar maples are best known for. With the right site choice and management, you too can grow sugar maples and reap the many benefits of this magnifice . . . . . more details
 

The Care and Maintenance of Wood Shingle and Shake Roofs > PDF
Wood shingles and shakes can provide years of service if properly installed and maintained. Learn what kinds of wood make the best roofing material; how to protect against fungus, moss and lichen; and . . . . . more details
 

Thinning-An Important Timber Management Tool > PDF
Thinning a dense stand of trees can increase a forest’s health and scenic beauty while improving your property’s value. Along with explaining how seedlings grow into mature trees, how stands of trees . . . . . more details
 

Tree Growth, Forest Management, and Their Implications for Wood Quality > PDF
Targeted at foresters and wood products manufacturers, this publication summarizes wood formation—what influences wood quality and why. After describing the biology of tree growth, the author explains . . . . . more details
 

Trees Against the Wind > PDF
Learn how to plan, establish, and care for windbreaks, shelterbelts, and living snow fences in this 48-page booklet. Along with covering windbreak design, the authors (two foresters) discuss how to in . . . . . more details
 

Western Larch: A Deciduous Conifer in an Evergreen World > PDF
Western larch is a unique conifer. It is deciduous, resistant to many pests, and exceptionally adaptable, with wood that is strong, hard, and durable. Its strength and consistency thus make it an idea . . . . . more details
 

Wild Trees of Idaho > PDF
Idaho is a tree state, where even along streams, in clefts in rocks, along irrigation ditches, and in a variety of other special habitats they thrive. This 200+-page book is about wild trees—native, e . . . . . more details
 

Working with a Professional Forester > PDF
(Includes Idaho Natural Resource Consultant Directory) Forest management effects can be long lasting, so it is appropriate to do some research and make thoughtful decisions. Different types . . . . . more details
 


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