Responsibly Developing Illinois' Forest Resources
The Illinois Forestry Development Council, through its charge to study and evaluate the forest resources and forest industry of Illinois, determines: the magnitude, nature, extent and ownership of Illinois' forest resources, the uses, benefits, and services this resource provides, the economic development, increasing employment, and management opportunities relating to the forest industry, the staffing and funding needs for forestry programs and support, forest education programs, and the soil, water, and wildlife habitat benefits of forestry practices.
The Council consists of 23 members representing the Illinois General Assembly, the Governor's Office, state agencies and associations that have an interest in our forests, Forestry-related Departments at the University of Illinois and Southern Illinois University, forest products industry, urban interest, private landowners who are timber producers, farmers, and environmental interest. Representatives of the Shawnee National Forest and the Natural Resources Conservation Service serve as ex-officio members.
Last modified: Friday, March 02, 2007