Up to one-third of family-owned forests likely to change hands in five years

Family-owned forests cover approximately 1.7 million acres of land in Idaho, and are managed by approximately 36,000 non-industrial owners. Increased understanding of the management actions and preferences of these family forest owners can assist the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL), University of Idaho (UI) Extension, other public agencies, and private organizations in meeting the needs of these landowners. Towards that end, the Policy Analysis Group surveyed Idaho’s family forest owners in the fall of 2016.