The Voice for Illinois Forests
 
CONNECT. GROW. STAND for Illinois forests.


VISITORS, Welcome!

CONNECT
• With others at forestry Events and webinars
• With the past, see how forests covered 40% of Illinois in 1820
• With sawmill operators doing custom work
•  Purple Paint Law  explained HERE, Signs for sale HERE
• With benefits that Illinois forests provide

GROW

• Browsing our Video Library on forestry topics
• Learning about Issues affecting forests and forestry in Illinois
• Using our helpful Links to forestry groups and information
• Checking Timber Price Charts covering 2002 to 2012

STAND
for Illinois forests
• Add your VOICE, Join Us by completing a membership application



IFA MEMBERS, Welcome back.  Please login.


For instructions on how to Renew Your Membership

CONNECT
• Take one of 5 quick surveys; see how other members answered
• Find IFA neighbors in the Member Directory
• Give us Feedback on what you want added to your website
• ReadMe page has website additions and links to items in this list

GROW
• View recorded webinars stored in the Members' Forestry Library
• Browse our index to 50+ hours of archived forestry webinars
• Identify your trees' disease in the Forestry Library
• Learn about the worst invasives in the Forestry Library
• Try the stocking & volume calculators on the Reference page

Together, we STAND as the VOICE for Illinois forests


  
NEW MEMBER BENEFIT !
Timberland, Recreational Liability, & Hunt Club Insurance
at the best rates in Illinois - only to IFA members
Click Here to learn more



Our Partners in Forestry

While we do list their activities in our EVENTS listing,
please visit our partner forestry organizations' websites
Congratulations to IFA Members Michael and Gail Cochran -
2013 Illinois Tree Farmers of the Year !
Look for a tour of their Brown County farm this fall
(Details on the Illinois Tree Farm Website)



Illinois Consulting Foresters
  • As a Member, you can be listed in our Consultant Directory
  • Join Us as a Business Member
  • Check postings of timber sales on our event calendar

 

Upcoming events

09/13/2014 1:00 PM • Stockton Public Library
09/20/2014 1:00 PM • Luebke Tree Farm, Stockton
09/26/2014 1:00 PM • Legacy Pointe Town Center, Springfield

Walnuts & Acorns Blog now posted!

06/20/2013 1:35 PM • Lee Rife



Illinois Forest Landowners
    ** you planted more than 1,120,000 seedlings in 2011 **
    ** you steward 82% of Illinois' 4.3 million woodland acres **
    ** you sequester 1 billion metric tons of CO2 equivalents **

CONNECT
• Find estate planning articles and resources
• Find professional help in our Consultant Directory
• Want to lease your land? Post it here
      • Hunting and Hunt Clubs
      • Recreational Purposes
• Find Timber Sale Advice HERE

GROW
• Check the Forestry Alerts under Issues above for
     • pending legislation related to forestry
     • forest pest and disease status
• Compare FDA, EQIP and WHIP cost share programs
• Read about your landowner liabilities in Your Land

Join Us to STAND as the Voice for Illinois forests



There are 36 benefits to being an IFA member

Each benefit costs less than 70¢ per year

                                                                                                             




Illinois Forest Landowners
care about

maintaining clean air and water, stopping erosion, storing our carbon, providing lumber for our homes, harvesting renewable energy,
enhancing wildlife habitat, preserving native plants, conserving bio-diversity, and planting for someone else's future.

Our Illinois Forests provide

recreation             fine hardwoods              edibles                wood products                  beauty                              habitat
   
      












(click on an image to learn more)

Photos: Banner: David Maehr; Home page: Birdwatcher: Diligent Terrier, Fine Hardwoods: Michael Johnson, Morel & Logs & Showy Orchis: Jerry Misek,
     Deer: Joe Kosack, PGC

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All photos not credited have been contributed by IFA members
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