Idaho Department of Lands

 

Mission

To professionally and prudently manage Idaho's endowment assets to maximize long-term financial returns to public schools and other trust beneficiaries and to provide professional assistance to the citizens of Idaho to use, protect and sustain their natural resources.

Vision

The Idaho Department of Lands will be the premier organization for trust management, service, and regulatory oversight in the western United States. We will invest in Idaho’s resources to maximize financial returns to the endowment trust beneficiaries and enhance the health and resilience of Idaho’s natural resources for the benefit of all Idahoans. We will deliver programs with professionalism and integrity, providing exemplary service to the citizens of Idaho. We will invest in our employees and have an organizational culture and framework that equips, entrusts, and expects employees to make decisions. The Idaho Department of Lands will be a unified and vibrant organization in which all employees participate in constructive communication to fully meet our missions.

The dedicated staff of the Idaho Department of Lands function in 16 offices throughout the state.

We manage more than 2.4 million acres of state endowment trust land under a Constitutional mandate to maximize long term financial returns to a number of State institutions, mainly public schools.

We also manage Idaho's public trust lands for the good of the public, the lands beneath Idaho's navigable waterways including millions of miles of riverbed and the beds and banks of Idaho's navigable lakes.

We provide regulatory oversight of forestry practices in the State and some regulation of Idaho's mining industry.

We provide assistance to Idahoans through a number of forestry programs and provide fire protection and prevention on more than 6 million acres in Idaho.

We operate under the management directives of the Land Board.

The Idaho Department of Lands also is the administrative arm of the Idaho Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.

Vital to the smooth operation of the entire department — including the Land Board and the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission — are the dedicated people in the support services division of the IDL who perform technical services, information systems management, fiscal management, records management, and procurement functions from their offices in the department’s headquarters in Boise and Coeur d’Alene.

Coeur d'Alene Office

3284 W. Industrial Loop
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
(208) 769-1525 Phone
(208) 769-1524 Fax


Contact Idaho Department of Lands


Contact Idaho Department of Lands

Tom Schultz
Director
300 North 6th Street
Suite 103
Boise, Idaho  83702
Phone: (208) 334-0200
Fax: (208) 334-3698


 

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51 Introductory articles were found for Idaho Department of Lands

Guide to Split Estates in Oil and Gas Development

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A split estate occurs when the right to develop oil or gas deposits is severed from the surface. Therefore, one party may own the right to farm the land, build a house, or graze cattle, but another party owns the right to drill for the underlying oil or gas.

 


 

Idaho State Board of Land Commissioners Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan

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The Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan (Land Board's Plan) complements and augments the Governor's statewide plan to conserve the most important habitat for sage grouse in Idaho.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Administering a Timber Harvest

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In technical terms, timber sale administration is the supervision of harvest activities to achieve silvicultural and economic objectives through sound logging practices and proper log utilization.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Annosus Root Disease

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Annosus root disease, caused by the fungus Heterobasidion annosum, can be found throughout Idaho and is an important consideration in forest management planning in northern Idaho.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Armillaria Root Disease

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Recognition and consideration of Armillaria root disease is critical for forest management planning in norther Idaho. In southern Idaho it is found in higher-elevation lodgepole pine but infrequently in lower-elevation, dry sites.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Broom Rusts

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Broom rusts are fungus-caused diseases that result in the formation of witches-brooms in the branches of infected trees.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Class I Streamside Tree Retention Rules

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Retaining trees near fish-bearing streams is an important component of the Idaho Forest Practices Act.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Conifer Feeding Sawflies

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Sawflies that feed on conifers can cause serious, but localized defoliation of trees, especially plantations.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Constructing Slash Filter Windrows

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A slash filter windrow is a designed structure made of waste logs and compacted slash to protect forest streams from road surface and fill slope sediment delivery, as well as to stabilize road fills.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Consulting Foresters

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A consulting forester knows the technical aspects of forestry, including the inner workings of the marketplace for wood products.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Correctly Classifying Streams to Protect Fisheries and Domestic Water Supplies

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IDL Forester Forum - Cross-Ditches

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Cross-ditches (waterbars) are constructed on roads, skid trails, and landings to prevent rills and gullies from forming and prevent sediment from getting into streams.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Douglas-fir Beetle

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The most important bark beetle enemy of Douglas-fir, locally known as red fir, is the Douglas-fir beetle, Dendroctonus pseudotsugae.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Douglas-fir Tussock Moth

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The Douglas-fir tussock moth is a native insect found throughout the range of its Douglas-fir and true fir hosts in the western states and British Columbia.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Dwarf Mistletoes

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Dwarf mistletoes are parasitic plants that cause a widespread, serious damage of conifers in western North America.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Elytroderma Needle Disease

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Elytroderma disease, also known as Elytroderma needle cast, is the most common needle disease of ponderosa pine in Idaho.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Engelmann Spruce Weevil

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The Engelmann spruce weevil (ESW), also known as the spruce weevil or white pine weevil, is a beetle that can cause severe damage to the terminal growth of native and ornamental spruces and certain pines.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Fir Engraver

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The fir engraver (Scolytus ventralis) is a small bark beetle that kills grand fir throughout Idaho.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Fish Passage Guidelines when Installing Stream Crossings

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Under Idaho Forest Practices Act and the Stream Channel Protection Act, all stream crossings on fish bearing streams must provide for fish passage.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Fords - When, Where, Why and How

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This Forum examines the benefits of using a ford, the conditions when fords are appropriate, and basic ford construction techniques.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Forest Roads - Compliant and Non-Compliant Characteristics

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Properly planned, designed, constructed and maintained roads are essential to sound forest management.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Gypsy Moth

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The gypsy moth is considered to be the most important defoliating insect of hardwood trees in the Eastern United States, and has spread to Idaho.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Ice and Snow Damage

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Trees downed in winter storms create a potential problem for the remaining, undamaged trees by providing a breeding site for many beetles.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Idaho Forest Practices Act

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The Idaho Forest Practices Act (FPA) was passed by the 1974 Idaho Legislature to assure the continuous growing and harvesting of forest trees, while maintaining forest soil, air and water quality.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Idaho's Fire Hazard Management Laws

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The Idaho Forestry Act and Fire Hazard Reduction Laws (Idaho Code Title 38, Chapters 1 & 4) require management of tops and limbs (slash) from cutting forest products on private forest lands.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Laminated Root Rot

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Laminated root disease, Phellinus weirii, can be found across northern Idaho with Douglas-fir and true firs. The disease is not known to occur south of the Salmon River.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Larch Casebearer

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The larch casebearer is a pest in the Inland Northwest.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Locating a Timber Sale Purchaser

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Usually, timber sale purchasers are responsible for logging operations. They can make you satisfied or disappointed in the results.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Mountain Pine Beetle

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The mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae Hopkins, is a small black beetle, approximately 3/16 inch in length, that attacks and kills pine trees in large numbers.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Needle Diseases of Conifers

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Needle or foliar diseases affect most of the conifers that are important forest trees in Idaho.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Pine Engraver

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The pine engraver, Ips pini, is one of the most widely distributed bark beetles in North America.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Planning a Timber Harvest

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You don't have to know everything about forestry to plan a successful harvest, but you do need to be informed.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Potentially Unstable Slopes and Landforms

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Landslides occur naturally in forested basins and are an essential process in the delivery of wood and gravel to streams.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Rolling Drain Dip

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Rolling drain dips are installed in secondary roads to reduce road surface and fill slope erosion by intercepting storm and seasonal runoff and diverting it to a safe disposal area.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Sidehill Roads - Abandonment Closure Guidelines

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Often, road "closure" evaluations will involve consideration of pulling back some of the unstable or questionable sidehill fills.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Slash Removal from Streams

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The Idaho Forest Practices Act administrative rules stress harvesting, road-work, and site-preparation practices that prevent slash blockage in streams.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Snag Management

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A snag is a standing dead or dying tree. Regardless of the reason for its death, snag can be very important to many kinds of wildlife.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Stem Decays

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Wood decay is caused by fungi that use the woody cell wall material as a food source.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Stream Protection Zones

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In the realm of forest management, Idaho defines the extremely sensitive environment, including the stream bottom, banks and lands adjacent to the stream's high-water marks, defines the Stream Protection Zone (SPZ).


 

IDL Forester Forum - Take the Risk Out of Slash Burning

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Many landowners do not feel prepared or equipped to burn slash, or provide adequate protection while burning.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Timber Sale Contracts

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Too often timber harvest are conducted with no more than a nod and a handshake between the parties involved.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Tree Planting

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The key to a successful planting program is to provide a micro-environment that fosters the survival and subsequent growth of the planted seedlings.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Western Balsam Bark Beetle

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The western balsam bark beetle (WBBB) is a native pest of true firs in the western United States.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Western Gall Rust

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Western gall rust, caused by the fungus Endocronartium harknessii, is a very common branch and stem disease of ponderosa and lodgepole pines.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Western Pine Beetle

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The western pine beetle (Dendroctonus brevicomis) is an aggressive killer of ponderosa pine throughout Idaho and neighboring states.


 

IDL Forester Forum - White Pine Blister Rust

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Cronartium ribicola, the fungus that causes white pine blister rust (WPBR), was introduced into western North America from Europe and eastern North America in the early 1900s on shipments of eastern which pine seedlings.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Winter Injury

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Frost damage and cold injury most commonly occur when temperatures drop below freezing during the growing season.


 

IDL Forester Forum - Wood Borers

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Wood borers are a diverse group of insects that bore into trees and shrubs, and complete their development either under the bark, or inside the sapwood or hardwood.


 

Managing Fire on Lands Protected by the State of Idaho

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A handbook for policy makers, landowners and Idaho citizens.


 

Mineral Rights Integration Information Sheet

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The legal principle of correlative rights establishes that each mineral right owner has a reasonable opportunity to capture the resource under his or her property, in a share equal to the size of their land in proportion to the size of the underlying geological formation that contains oil or gas. 


 

Rules Pertaining to the Idaho Forest Practices Act

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In accordance with Section 38-1304, Idaho Code, the Idaho Board of Land Commissioners shall adopt rules establishing minimum standards for the conduct of forest practices on forest land.