It’s Our Law


The Forest Practices Act was passed by the 1974 Idaho Legislature to assure the continuous growing and harvesting of
forest trees and to maintain forest sail, air, water, vegetation, wildlife and aquatic habitat. The Act requires forest practice
rules for state and private lands to protect, maintain, and enhance our natural resources. Federal land practices must meet or
exceed the requirements of the state rules for water quality. The Act provides for an advisory board of forest landowners,
operators, resourceprofessionals, fisheries experts and informed citizens to recommend rules to the State Land Board.