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Links to Forestry Websites and Information


GOVERNMENTAL & UNIVERSITY WEBSITES

Illinois Department of Natural Resources
        Division of Forest Resources
                http://dnr.state.il.us/conservation/forestry/
                Listing and Map of IDNR District Foresters
                        http://dnr.state.il.us/conservation/forestry/DISTFRSTMAP.pdf
                Listing of Consulting Foresters Practicing in the State of Illinois
                        http://dnr.state.il.us/conservation/forestry/CONSULTING_FORESTERS.pdf

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences
        Dept of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
                Illinois Forestry Development Council
                        http://ifdc.nres.uiuc.edu/
                Illinois Extension Forestry
                        http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/forestry/
                        Listing of Illinois Big Trees
                                http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/forestry/il_big_tree.html
                        Current and Archived Illinois Timber Price Lists
                                http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/forestry/il_timber_prices/index.html
                        How To Measure Tree Volume Using a Tree Scale Stick
                                http://forestryjudging.nres.uiuc.edu/Tree_Measure/index.html-

Southern Illinois University Department of Forestry
        Home Page - http://www.siu.edu/~forestry/
                Best Forestry Management Practices
                        http://www.siu.edu/%7Eilbmp/
                Illinois Wood Products Association
                        http://www.siu.edu/%7Eiwpa/

USDA Forest Service
        Home Page - http://www.fs.fed.us/
                “Forest Management Guides”
                        http://www.ncrs.fs.fed.us/fmg/nfmg/index.html
                Northeastern Area State &  Private Forestry
                        http://www.na.fs.fed.us/
                “Silvics of North America” - Comprehensive Guide to Tree Characteristics
                        http://www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/silvics_manual/table_of_contents.htm
                “Walnut Notes” - Guides to Growing and Managing Black Walnut Stands
                        http://www.ncrs.fs.fed.us/pubs/wn/walnutnotestoc.html
                Forest Products Laboratory
                        http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/
                National Agroforestry Center
                        http://www.unl.edu/nac/

InterState RC&D
        Direct Seeding Handbook
                http://www.directseeding.org

Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters
        Forest Landowners Guide to Internet Resources
                http://na.fs.fed.us/pubs/misc/flg/


ORGANIZATIONS

American Chestnut Foundation
        http://www.acf.org/

American Forest Foundation
        http://www.affoundation.org/ - home page
        Illinois Tree Farm Committee
                http://treefarm.nres.uiuc.edu/page2.html

Forest Landowners Association
        http://www.forestland.org/flash.html

Illinois Christmas Tree Association
        http://www.ilchristmastrees.com/

Illinois Forestry Association
        http://www.ilforestry.org/ - home page

Walnut Council, including the Illinois Walnut Council Chapter
        http://www.walnutcouncil.org/

OTHER INFORMATION SOURCES

The Tree Information and Reference Guide by Wesspur Tree Equipment, Inc.
        (the tip for this link came from Jeff, a 4th grader and great researcher)
        http://www.wesspur.com/tree-guide.html
        Note: there have been reports of strange business practices by Wesspur, though,
        so NIFA does not endorse or suggest doing business with them.

TAXES

Forest Landowner's Guide to the Federal Income Tax, Ag. Handbook 718
        http://www.timbertax.org/publications/aghandbook/aghandbook.asp
National Timber Tax Website
        http://www.timbertax.org/


EXTENSION FORESTRY PUBLICATIONS Many extension organizations provide their publications in Adobe Acrobat Reader format, so that you can download a copy for free and print it yourself. The alternative is to contact them by phone or mail and purchase copies of the publications you desire.

  • University of Illinois     http://www.nres.uiuc.edu/outreach/publications/ then click on “Publications ... “
  • University of Minnesota     http://shop.extension.umn.edu/ProgramList.aspx?CategoryID=27
  • University of Missouri     http://extension.missouri.edu/explore/agguides/forestry/
  • Iowa State University     https://www.extension.iastate.edu/store/ListItems.aspx?CategoryID=48
  • University of Wisconsin     http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Forest-Management-C105.aspx
  • Pennsylvania State University     http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/PubDept.asp?varDept=8&Submit2=Go


For questions, inquiries, or membership applications:

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