Forestry Landowner Assistance


The Forestry Bureau has a long history of working with Iowa's private landowners. Our District Foresters have been assisting Iowans in managing and understanding their woodland resources since 1935. Whether you have owned your property for twenty years or twenty minutes our professional foresters can help you evaluate your forest resource and meet your land management objectives. Your forester can assist you in improving your woodland for wildlife, recreation, water quality, and/or wood fiber production.

If you are considering a planting project, your forester can assist with planning and help you avoid some common mistakes that can doom young plantings.

Browse through the following sample management plans to see what types of information your District Forester can provide you following a site visit. 

For general forestry advice check out the following pages. Keep in mind that this information is somewhat general in nature. To insure that you are making wise management decisions on your property it is highly advisable to meet with your District Forester, discuss your short and long term management objectives, and assess your resource.