There are 21.5 million acres of forest land in Idaho and 16.5 million acres of productive timberlands.
Forest land is land that is 10 percent forested by trees of any size. This includes land that once had such tree cover and that may be naturally or artificially regenerated.
Timberland is forest land that is available and suitable for timber productivity over a long period of time. These are Idaho’s working forests that provide the wood and paper products we all use.
FOREST FACT: “Timberland” is forest land that is capable of producing 20 cubic feet of wood per acre per year where timber harvest is allowed.