The forest sector is vital to Idaho’s economy

Fueling local economies and providing high wage jobs

Idaho’s forest sector is vibrant, infusing thousands of jobs and billions of dollars into Idaho’s economy.  The sector includes forest management, logging, wood and paper products manufacturing. The forest sector is especially vital to many rural Idaho communities.

FOREST FACT: Total sales of wood products, including pulp and paper, manufactured in Idaho were estimated to be $2.34 billion in 2017.

 

Click here to view a fact sheet from the University of Idaho about the economic contribution of the forest products industry in Idaho.