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

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VISITORS, Welcome!

• 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 Signs for sale HERE
• With benefits that Illinois forests provide


• 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

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

• 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

• 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

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 Tony and Jill Kreke -
2014 Illinois Tree Farmers of the Year !
Look for a tour of their Effingham County farm this fall - when IFA and the IL Tree Farm Committee combine efforts to offer a Joint Annual Meeting and Field Day! September 25-26, 2015.

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

10/16/2015 9:00 AM • Trail of Tears State Forest (near Jonesboro)
10/21/2015 1:00 PM • Holiday Inn at Tinley Park (Cook County)
10/22/2015 8:00 AM • Southeast Purdue Ag Center - Jennings County, IN
10/24/2015 10:00 AM • Near Taylorville

Need Purple Paint Signs?                  Click HERE for an Order Form....

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 **

• 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

• 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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