Which timberlands are available to harvest?
Less than half of all Idaho forests are open to active management
Forty percent of Idaho, or 21.6 million acres, is covered in trees. Of that, 16.5 million acres is designated timberlands -- land that can grow commercial-grade timber and where logging is allowed. Of the 16.5 million acres, timber harvest or logging is allowed on only 9.3 million acres.
Timberland is productive forest land that can grow commercial-grade timber - at least 20 cubic feet of wood per acre per year and where logging is allowed.
Not all forests are open to logging
While 40% of Idaho, or 21.6 million acres, is covered in trees, timber harvest, logging is allowed on only 9.3 million acres. Less than half of all Idaho forests are open to active management.
Timberland by ownership: ACRES
This table breaks down the 16.5 million acres of timberland by owner (in millions of acres) in Idaho.
|NFS - NON-Roadless (Estimated)||4,751|
|NFS - Roadless (Estimated)||7,200|
|Bureau of Land Management||577|
|State of Idaho||1,123|
|Private Land Owners||2,856|
|Other Federal Owners||25|
|Millions of ACRES|
Ownership by management data: ACRES
This table shows the number of acres (in millions of acres) that are open and not open for timber harvest across all ownership classifications in Idaho.
|Timberland open to Active Management||Other Forest land Open to Active Mgmt||ROADLESS Forest land & Timberland NOT OPEN to Active Mgmt||Wilderness & Other Reserved Forest land||TOTAL||Check|
|Bureau of Land Management||1||0.3||-||0||0.9||-|
|Other Federal Owners||0||0||-||0.1||0.1||-|
|State of Idaho||1.1||0.1||-||0||1.2||-|
|Private Land Owners||3||0.2||-||-||3.1||-|
|IDAHO FOREST LAND - ALL OWNERS||9||0.9||7.6||3.8||21.6||0|