“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.

Idaho timberland ownership bar chart

 

TIMBERLAND OWNERSHIP DATA in millions of ACRES

      Timberland
NFS - NON-Roadless (Estimated)     4,751
NFS - Roadless (Estimated)     7,200
NFS TOTAL      
Bureau of Land Management     577
State of Idaho     1,123
Private Land Owners     2,856
Other Federal Owners     25
TOTAL     16,532
      -
Millions of ACRES      

 

NOT ALL FORESTS ARE OPEN TO LOGGING OR TIMBER HARVEST

Idaho Forest Land - All Owners

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.

OWNERSHIP BY MANAGEMENT DATA in millions of ACRES

    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
  National Forest 5 0.3 7.6 3.7   16.3 0
  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

 

Idaho Forests by Ownership - radial chart