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RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Qty Title  --  Description
Look to the Forest 2-sided poster (39" x 11")
One side features Idaho conifers, their features and where they grow best. Other side telescopes from aerial view down to ground level, inviting exploration of the many benefits provided by working forests. Classroom sets available. See Poster
Beautiful new 2-sided poster! How Trees Work/Blueprint of a Miracle (11” x 25.5”)
Side One features tree cookies, and covers tree biology, succession and forest management.
Side Two features Idaho’s state tree, the Western White Pine, highlighting tree structures and functions.
Classroom sets available.See poster.
Green Mansions: The Evergreen Forests of the Pacific Northwest. (22" x 30")
With article and lesson ideas about geology, plants and animals of Pacific Coast forests. BLM reprint from NSTA's Science & Children journal.   Online version
Bookmark. Two-sided: Look to the Forest and Western White Pine.
Classroom sets available. Indicate number of individual bookmarks desired.
Bookmark. Two-sided: Forest Jobs and Forest Products.
Classroom sets available. Indicate number of individual bookmarks desired.
Project Learning Tree
Activity sampler and brochure of this award-winning education program.   More Information
Pathways to Greener Schools  
Information sheet about PLT’s GreenSchools program.   Online version
Book: Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down? This book answers the title question and explores tree life cycles, benefits and needs, along with renewability and the importance of planting and celebrating trees. Single copy. Online version
The Idaho Forest : From Lumberjacks to Lasersaws
Forest History Supplement. Classroom set = 25 student readers, one teacher guide.
If you need a different number of readers and/or guides, please indicate in the "Special Instructions" box at the bottom of this page.   Online version
Online
Only
Forest Products Word Puzzles   Upper elementary and high school versions.
Elementary: Wood products
Elementary: Trees
High School: Wood products
PAPER: Hidden Objects Puzzles
  Hidden Forest Objects Puzzle   -   Hidden Classroom Objects Puzzle
Learning from the Forest: Lessons by Teachers
PreK-12 lessons developed by Idaho Teachers.   Online version
Arbor Day -- In the Classroom and Out!
Arbor Day ideas for teachers and students.
Celebrate Arbor Day -- With your students!
Brochure of ideas and activities for Arbor Day.
Arbor Day Activity Sheets
Primary, intermediate and jr. high. Please indicate grade.
Paper Recycling: A look at our most recycled product.  
(Full color brochure. Classroom sets available.)    Online version
The Right Chemistry: A look at chemicals and how people use them.  
(Full color brochure. Classroom sets available.)    Online version
Energy: A look at how people create and use energy.  
(Full color brochure. Classroom sets available.)    Online version
People & Trees: A look at the many uses of trees.  
(Full color brochure. Classroom sets available.)    Online version
From the Forest : The products we get from trees.  
(Full color brochure. Classroom sets available.)    Online version
Controversy In the Classroom Card
Tips for teachers.   Online version
Online
Only
Forest Products Week Student Essay Contest  
(Information about annual October contest.)   Online version
Online
Only
Arbor Day Student Photo Contest  
(Information about annual spring contest).   Online version
Online
Only
Forest Education Grants
Flyer. Apply online year-round. Annual deadline 4/30.
The LOG Forest Education Update.  
Forest education update. Published twice a year.   Online version
EarthTracks Newsletter.  
Idaho 's Environmental Education newsletter. Published twice a year.   Online version
The Log Newsletter mailing list
Add me to the EarthTracks Newsletter mailing list published twice a year.
EarthTracks Newsletter mailing list
Add me to the EarthTracks Newsletter mailing list. Email only.
Educational Lending Kits Order Form
IFPC's Paper-Making Kit and Forester Tools Kit.   Online Only
Recycling at School: Tools for Teachers
Flyer of recycling resources from American Forest & Paper Assn.   Online version
University of Idaho : College of Natural Resources
Colorful brochure highlighting undergraduate degree programs.
Imagine a place...where there's room for your ideas.
Careers in paper and related industries.   Online version
Is Working as a Logger for You?
4-page brochure on career opportunities in logging.   Online version
 
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Cookies in the Classroom Kit $25 per kit $6 shipping/handling
Ten tree cross-sections and activity guide. Offer for Idaho Educators ONLY
 
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Northwest Native Conifers Poster (18" x 24") $6 each - plus $4 shipping/handling
Beautiful drawings of 32 conifers with cones inset. See Poster
 
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Western White Pine Poster (20" x 30") $6 each - plus $4 shipping/handling
Idaho ’s state tree on white background with info about the tree. See Poster 
TREES, WOOD & PAPER PRODUCTS, GREEN BUILDING,
BIOMASS, ENERGY, RECYCLING
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Trees Of Idaho
20-page booklet about 16 Idaho tree species. Single copies.   Online version
Evergreen Magazine, Nov. 2003
Featuring the USFS Forest Products Laboratory.   Online Only
Return of the Giants   20-page booklet about restoring White Pine ecosystems.
Online Only (Follow the link, and then scroll to the bottom of the page for a link.)
Choices.
3-page brochure about the environmental benefits of wood as a building material.   Online version
Idaho – Wood Bioenergy?
UI Policy Analysis Group. Fact Sheet #11.   Online version
Online
Only
Basics of Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT).
2-page article.   Online version
Online
Only
Wood and Green Building: The Role of Life Cycle Assessment.
2-page Fact Sheet.   Online version
Online
Only
Life Cycle Assessment and Forest Products: A White Paper.
11-page paper.   Online version
Online
Only
Life Cycle Assessment: Making the Right Environmental Choice.
4-page paper.   Online version
Online
Only
High Density at Low Cost: Carbon Case Study.
2-page brochure.   Online version
Online
Only
U.S. Wood Products: Good for jobs, rural communities and the environment.
Online version
FOREST ISSUE BRIEFS
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Are Forests, Carbon and Climate Change Related? Online version AND
How Can We Get Green Power from Overcrowded Forests?
Online version
Available in classroom sets. Each double-sided sheet contains two different issue briefs.
Who Owns Idaho 's Forests? Online version AND Why are Roads Important to Keep Working Forests Working? Online version
Available in classroom sets. Each double-sided sheet contains two different issue briefs.
How Do Forests Affect Our Drinking Water? Online version AND Are There Laws That Protect Our Forests? Online version
Available in classroom sets. Each double-sided sheet contains two different issue briefs.
Why Do Forest Animals Live Where They Do? Online version AND Why Are Some Forests Clearcut? Online version
Available in classroom sets. Each double-sided sheet contains two different issue briefs.
How Does Reforestation Work?Online version AND Are Idaho 's Forests Renewable and Sustainable? Online version
The Carbon Cycle Online version AND Why are Some Forest Fires so Intense? Online Version
FOREST HEALTH & MANAGEMENT, FISH & WILDLIFE, CLIMATE, SUSTAINABILITY
Qty Title  --  Description
What is a Forest? And other questions about forestry and foresters
Society of American Foresters brochure.
The Top Ten Environmental Benefits of Forestry
One-sheet brochure from the Society of American Foresters.   Online Version
Forests and Carbon
5-page reprint from U of I Extension’s Woodland Notes, Spr/Sum 2008.   Online version
Inventory-Based Forest Health Indicators: Implications for National Forest Management. 
(Journal of Forestry, reprint)   Online version
Evergreen Magazine Spring 2003
"The truth about America's forests"   Online version
Evergreen Magazine: Winter 2000
32 pages on issues of managing national forests.   Online version
Critical Choices for OUR Forests (Classroom sets available)
Learn about the background, management process and current issues facing our public forests.   Online version
Forests for Today & Tomorrow: Protecting and Renewing Idaho's Forests (Classroom sets available)
Brochure about forest stewardship.
Bark Beetles: Are Your Trees at Risk?  
12-page Forest Service booklet. Rich with pictures and information.   Online version
National Forests and Clean Water: Understanding the Relationship
6-pg Eco-Link publication from forestinfo.org   Online version
Timber Sale Planning
4-page visual foldout of the Forest Service timber sale process.
Logging for Healthy Habitat? Forests, Fires and Elk
8-page Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation article.   Online version
Another Look at Salmon in the Pacific Northwest
8-page booklet.   Online version
Evergreen Magazine: Spring 2006  
(8 pages. "Did Politics Doom the Northern Spotted Owl?") - Online version
FIRE
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Thin the Threat!
Bumper Sticker (10" x 3").   Contact Us
After the Burn: Assessing and Managing Your Forestland After a Wildfire.
77-page booklet from Univ. of Idaho. Single copies only.   Online version
Protecting and Landscaping Homes in the Wildland/Urban Interface
20-page U of I booklet. Single copies only.   Online version
Fire Ecology
8-page "Eco-Link" publication from the Temperate Forest Foundation.   Online version
High Forest Mortality and Low Timber Removal Rates in the Western States Promise Hazardous Fuel Accumulations and Big Fires
"Univ. of Idaho Policy Analysis Group" Fact Sheet #4 (revised 2011)   Online version
Wildfire Statistics
Fact Sheet #10   Online version
Wildland Fire Management: Are actively managed forests more resilient than passively managed forests?
Univ. of Idaho Policy Analysis Group Issue Brief #15   Online version
Wildfire Risk Reduction, Fuels Treatment and General Land Management Planning
Univ. of Idaho Policy Analysis Group Issue Brief #13.   Online version
Fuel Treatments in Idaho's Forests: Effectiveness, Constrains and Opportunities
Univ. of Idaho Policy Analysis Group Report #35.   Online version
GOVERNMENT INDUSTRY & ECONOMICS
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State Trust Lands in the West: Fiduciary Duty in a Changing Landscape 
56-page booklet.   Online version
New Approaches for Managing Federally Administered Lands
62-page report of the Federal Lands Task Force.   Online version
New Approaches and Initiatives for Managing Federal Lands
18-page presentation, Aug 1999.   Online version
Idaho Forest Practices Year-End Report
Idaho Department of Lands report.   Online version
Directory of Idaho Wood Products Manufacturers
Online version
Idaho's Forest Products Industry: A Descriptive Analysis
(31-page Forest Service report).   Online version
Idaho's Forest Products Industry: Current Conditions and 2016 Forecast (U of I report)
University of Idaho report.   Online version
The State of Idaho's Forests: Working for Public Schools  
(Brochure about state forests and school funding plus handout showing funding received by individual school districts).
Online version - - Online version
Idaho's Endowment Lands: A Matter of Sacred Trust
45-page Report #1, Second Edition--August 2011.   Online version
Idaho Land Grant Endowments: A Report to the Citizens.
Idaho Department of Lands 4-page report.   Online Version
Conditions for Idaho's Forest Products Industries Improved in 2014. Trend expected to continue…
Univ. of Idaho Policy Analysis Group Fact Sheet #6.   Online version
Economic Contribution of Idaho's Natural Resources - Fact Sheet #7
Online Version
Forest Utilization Research Program
About the Experiment Station of the Univ. of Idaho 's College of Natural Resources. Online Version
Would a transfer of federal lands to the State of Idaho make or lose money?
Univ. of Idaho Policy Analysis Group Issue Brief #16   Online version
Secure Rural Schools Program Reauthorization, USFS Timber Sale Program and Trust Land Management?
Univ. of Idaho Policy Analysis Group Issue Brief #14.   Online version
Timber Harvests and Receipts from National Forest Lands in Idaho
Univ. of Idaho Policy Analysis Group Issue Brief #10. Online version
Public Land Exchanges: Benefits, Challenges and Potential for Idaho
Univ. of Idaho Policy Analysis Group Report #29. Online version
Idaho's Forest Products Industry and Timber Harvest 2011 with Trends Through 2013
46-page U.S. Forest Service report Online version
Idaho Interagency Forest Practices Water Quality Audit
23-page Idaho Dept. of Environmental Quality report.   Online version
Idaho's Forest Products Industry and Timber Harvest, 2006
(45-page Forest Service 2012 publication)   Online version
Forests are one of Idaho's Best Things/Buy a Timber Plate
Promotional card about Timber license plates.   More information
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About The Idaho Forest Products Commission
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Facts about the Idaho Forest Products Commission
Brochure.
IFPC Annual Activity Report
Activity Report.
UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO POLICY ANALYSIS GROUP REPORTS
More PAG reports, briefs and fact sheets are available at
https://www.uidaho.edu/cnr/pag/research/publications
Qty Title  --  Description
Idaho’s Forest Products Business Sector---Fact Sheet #1.
One-sheet synopsis (Feb 2006).
Idaho Forest Facts and Forest Issues-Fact Sheet #2
(6 pages, Sept. 2007)
Trends in U.S. Wildfires and Idaho Forest Fuel Loading-Fact Sheet #3
One-sheet synopsis 2008
High Forest Mortality and Low Timber Removal Rates in the Western States Promise Hazardous Fuel Accumulations and Big Fires
Fact Sheet #4 (revised 2011)
Federal Land as a Percentage of Total State Land Area--Fact Sheet #8 (2011)
One-sheet synopsis
Idaho Forest Products Industry--2011 Situation and Near-term Outlook--Fact Sheet #9
One-sheet synopsis
Design of Forest Riparian Buffer Strips for Protection of Water Quality
35-page University of Idaho Policy Analysis Group Report #8.   Online version
Forest Health Conditions in Idaho: Executive Summary
37-page report #11.   Online version
Idaho Forest Health Conditions
15-page 2002 update to 1993 report.
Idaho Water Quality Policy for Nonpoint Source Pollution
32-page 1996 report.   Online version
History and Analysis of Federally Administered Lands in Idaho
125-page 1998 report.
Public Opinion of Water Quality Issues and Funding Options in Idaho
(76-page Policy Analysis Group** report #17).   Online version
Toward Sustainable Forest Management: Part I: Certification
85-page Policy Analysis Group report #18.   Online version
Toward Sustainable Forest Management: Part II: The Roles and Effects of Timber Harvesting in Idaho.
37-pg 2000 Exec. Summary.   Online version
Taxing Forest Property: Analysis of Alternative Methods and Impact in Idaho
32-page Policy Analysis Group report #20.   Online version
Forest Resource-Based Economic Development in Idaho
74-page Policy Analysis Group report #22.   Online version
Comparison of Two Forest Certification Systems and Idaho Legal Requirements
48-pg. 2003 report.   Online version
Forest Fire Smoke Management Policy: Can Prescribed Fire Reduce Subsequent Wildland Fire Emissions?
(37-page Policy Analysis Group** report #24).   Online version
Idaho Forest By the Numbers
10-page PowerPoint printout of Idaho forestry facts and figures, 2011.
Idaho’s Forest Products Business Sector: Contributions, Challenges and Opportunities
48-page 2006 report.
New University of Idaho Report Measures Pulse of Idaho ’s Forest Products Industries
One-sheet report (revised 2013).

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