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Welcome to Iowa Forestry Today. Here you’ll find information on a wide array of topics from the Forestry Bureau, including forest health updates, upcoming events and opportunities, and tree and forest-related discussions. We appreciate your support and hope you enjoy Iowa Forestry Today!
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Iowa State University Forestry Extension is offering a series of instructional videos on prescribed fire. Topics include Planning a Burn, Elements of a Burn Plan (two parts), Personal Safety Gear, Tools and Equipment (two parts), When to Burn, Smoke Management, and Ignition Techniques.
In 2014, Iowa is hosting this annual gathering of persons interested in forest health in the North Central portion of North America, which will cover a wide array of topics.
Designed for owners of small backyard forests (2 to 15 acres), the Backyard Forest Stewards program covers tree, shrub and invasive plant identification, how to manage your woodlands for wildlife and how to improve the health and vigor of your woods. Participants must attend both the May 31 and June 14 sessions.