The Illinois Forestry Association is a grass-roots organization with a diverse membership of concerned citizens, forest landowners, farmers, small acreage owners, forestry and natural resources professionals, arborists, community foresters, professors, administrators, urban professionals, wood-using business owners, and retirees with grandchildren. Many of us fit several of these categories. Our membership also includes conservation organizations, universities, state and federal agencies. We are hundreds of Illinois residents that have formed the IFA to educate, to act, to promote, and to lobby, because we are concerned about the future of forestry in our state. What we share is a belief that forestry is good for our state and country and that healthy forests must survive for future generations.
Join the Illinois Forestry Association and get connected to fellow landowners and resource professionals who care about healthy forests.
Learn how to protect and improve the trees and forests on your property. Leave the land better than you found it through proper management. Backed by trained professionals, we're striving to be your go-to source for information about forest stewardship.
Add your voice to the chorus of people who value Illinois' 5 million acres of forests. We are advocates for the policies and programs that landowners need in order to restore and maintain the health and productivity of this vital resource.