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Idaho Department of Lands OPEN HOUSE Sandpoint
February 23, 2016 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Idaho Department of Lands OPEN HOUSE – Sandpoint
Everyone is invited to take part in this opportunity to meet and talk with staff, attend presentations, and learn about the various programs managed by the Department of Lands.
Personnel in Forest Management, Fire Management, Forest Legacy, Navigable Waters, Forest Stewardship and Log Scaling will showcase their tools of the trade and answer questions.
IDL’s duties are broad and diverse.
IDL manages approximately 973,000 acres of timbered endowment land for long-term sustainable harvest. IDL manages a total of 2.4 million surface acres of endowment lands across the state and leases the lands for several different activities.
We protect 6.3 million acres of mostly State and privately owned timbered land from fire, focusing on initial attack and suppressing fires as quickly as possible to protect lives, property, and important timber assets.
IDL also manages the lands beneath Idaho’s navigable lakes and rivers.
We have several regulatory responsibilities such as administering the Oil and Gas Conservation Act; the Surface Mining Act, Dredge and Placer Mining Act, and Abandoned Mine Reclamation Act; and the Forest Practices Act.
IDL assists Idahoans through several Forestry Assistance programs. We work with large and small forest landowners with Forest Stewardship Plans; work to keep Idaho forests healthy minimizing insect and disease risk; administer the Forest Legacy conservation easements; oversee grants to communities for wildfire mitigation; and engage the Forest Service on federal forest management issues in Idaho as part of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.
We also house the Idaho Board of Scaling Practices.