Idaho Timber Harvest

Click on a county to view Timber Harvest data by ownership for calendar years 2002 to most recent year available. The data have been gathered from multiple agencies which use different data collection methods and time periods. Reference sources and the methods are described below.

Click on county to display havest by ownership and year.

Timber Harvest for Idaho

  Industry N.I.P.F. & Tribal State Forest Service BLM & Other Public TOTAL
2002 421,517 471,925 191,008 136,558 8,215 1,229,223
2003 378,449 341,737 190,615 123,061 5,254 1,039,115
2004 385,136 434,452 163,637 143,267 6,693 1,133,185
2005 374,882 408,232 179,102 122,825 4,502 1,089,542
2006 427,448 346,482 188,745 50,721 9,635 1,023,030
2007 448,208 281,608 203,287 120,541 6,407 1,060,051
2008 441,259 155,184 223,871 121,209 11,479 953,002
2009 376,008 108,248 186,656 95,815 6,887 773,613
2010 432,803 129,734 276,946 107,201 9,321 956,005
2011 484,360 129,832 337,570 148,147 11,623 1,111,532
2012 472,427 114,997 274,998 128,723 3,541 994,686
2013 508,672 151,990 372,441 159,604 1,228 1,193,935
2014 531,283 164,298 273,126 157,415 9,180 1,135,302
2015 529,719 186,941 276,947 132,412 3,582 1,129,601

All volumes reported in thousand board feet (MBF) Scribner. Ownerships considered private include: Industrial private (Industry), Nonindustrial private forests (N.I.P.F), and Native American tribes (Tribal). Ownerships considered public include: Idaho Department of Lands (State), United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service (Forest Service), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), County and Municipal (Other Public).

Private timber harvest data were collected from the Idaho Department of Lands (IDL) from 2002 to present. Data represents MBF volumes for all private timber harvested by calendar year. The volumes are separated between industrial and non-industrial private ownership.

For timber harvests occurring on Idaho Department of Lands (State) it was necessary to make several extrapolations to present harvest volumes at the county level. The IDL was able to provide total timber harvest volumes on their lands by calendar year. These annual timber harvest volumes were portioned out at the county level after consulting the most recent Idaho FIDACS (Forest Industries Data Collection System) report: http://www.bber.umt.edu/FIR/S_ID.asp#fidacs

For timber harvests on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) timberlands, data were collected from the BLM Timber Harvest Information System, located at the Denver, Colorado office. This system separates timber harvests into four categories: commercial harvests, fuel wood, special forest products (timber harvests that are too small to be viewed as commercial), and stewardship contracting. The BLM data presented here represent the sum of these four categories. BLM data can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/forests/blm-timber-data.php

For timber harvests occurring on U.S. Forest Service lands, data were compiled from annual U.S. Forest Service Automated Timber Sales Accounting System-Volume and Harvested Revenue-State and County Summaries from 2001-2012. Data were retrieved in fiscal year by quarter and converted to calendar year by subtracting the October-December quarter data from prior fiscal year and adding the October-December quarter data from the subsequent fiscal year. Forest Service data include all convertible products including fuelwood and non-saw material.

This project was made possible, in part, by funding from the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30416 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.