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Northwest Rural Properties, LLC has represented the Idaho Board of Land Commissioners as a buyer client since 2017. So far, we’ve assisted the State in adding over 32,000 acres of timberland assets to be managed as working forests for the beneficiaries of the State Endowment Fund (public schools, hospitals, universities, etc) in perpetuity. These forests will not only continue to provide jobs to logging families in rural communities, but will support a multitude of specialty labor and service industries such as millwrights, truck drivers, and gas stations. Did you know that 1 million board feet of timber harvested in Idaho creates 12 direct and 10 indirect jobs? These lands will be managed by the Idaho Department of Lands and will remain open for public access.
Idaho Forest Practices Act and Best Management Practices
The Idaho Department of Lands administers the Idaho Forest Practices Act (FPA), a law created in 1974 to promote active forest management and ensure that the health of forest soil, water, vegetation, wildlife, and aquatic habitat is maintained during the growing and harvesting of forest trees in Idaho. Our forestry staff is familiar with these laws and best management practices and can help ensure you’re in compliance with State laws as you implement land management activities.
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