July 2017 – IFDC Newsletter and Annual Report to the IL General Assembly

January 2017 – Illinois Forestry Development Council Receives $2.3 million RCPP Grant

June 2015 – IFDC Newsletter and Annual Report to the IL General Assembly

2013 Illinois Sawmill Directory

Holzmueller, E.J. and N. Jensen. 2013. Illinois Sawmill Directory. Illinois Forestry Development Council. 31 p.

Forestry in Illinois – The Impact of the Forest Products Industry on the Illinois Economy: An Input-Output Analysis

Henderson, J.E., and I.A. Munn. 2012. Forestry in Illinois – The Impact of the Forest Products Industry on the Illinois Economy: An Input-Output Analysis. Illinois Forestry Development Council. 22 p.

Forestry and Forest Products: Illinois’ $23 Billion Industry

Illinois Forestry Development Council. 2012. Forestry and Forest Products: Illinois’ $23 Billion Industry. 2 p.

Illinois Forestry Best Management Practices

Illinois Forestry Development Council. 2012. Illinois Forestry Best Management Practices. 2012. 3rd edition. 77 p.

Illinois Statewide Forest Resource Assessments and Strategies (a.k.a., Forest Action Plan)

Holzmueller, E.J and J.W. Groninger. 2010. Illinois Statewide Forest Resource Assessments and Strategies. Illinois Department of Natural Resources. 47 p.

Illinois Report on Sustainable Forest Management: Criteria and Indicators – Summary Report

Guyon, L.J., and J.M. Edgington. 2004. Illinois Report on Sustainable Forest Management: Criteria and Indicators – summary report. Illinois Forestry Development Council. 59 p.

Illinois Report on Sustainable Forest Management: Criteria and Indicators – Technical Report

Guyon, L.J., and J.M. Edgington. 2003. Illinois Report on Sustainable Forest Management: Criteria and Indicators – technical report. Illinois Forestry Development Council. 280 p.

Illinois Forests

Bretthauer, S.M., and J.M. Edgington. 2003. Illinois Forests. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois. 16 p.

The Forest Resources of Illinois: 2002

Bretthauer, S. M., and J. M. Edgington. 2002. The forest resources of Illinois: 2002.
Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois. 88 p.

Realizing the Forests’ Full Potential: Assessment and Long-Range Action Plan for Forest Resources in Illinois

Illinois Forestry Development Council. 1999. Realizing the Forests’ Full Potential: Assessment and Long-Range Action Plan for Forest Resources in Illinois. 60 p.

Forests of Illinois

Iverson, L.R., G.L. Rolfe, T.J. Jacob, A.S. Hodgins, and M.R. Jeffords. 1991. Forests of Illinois. Illinois Council on Forestry Development, Urbana, and Illinois Natural History Survey, Champaign. 24 p.

A Long-range Plan for Illinois Forest Resources

Illinois Council on Forestry Development. 1990. A Long-range Plan for Illinois Forest Resources. 56 p.

Forestry in Illinois: Opportunities for Action

Illinois Commission on Forestry Development. 1987. Forestry in Illinois: Opportunities for Action. 33 p.

Critical Issues Facing Illinois Forests and Forestry

  1. Critical Issue:  The Need to Address the Decline of Tree Species Diversity within Illinois Forests (in Particular, the Lack of Oak Regeneration)
  2. Critical Issue:  The Need for More Science-Based Educational Programs for Illinois Citizens of All Ages about What Constitutes Forest Health and Proper Forest Management Practices
  3. Critical Issue:  The Need to Address Continued Fragmentation of Illinois Forests and Loss of Forests through Permanent Land-Use Conversion
  4. Critical Issue:  The Need to Address the Invasion of Exotic Species (both Plant and Insect) into Native Illinois Forest Landscapes
  5. Critical Issue:  The Need to Make the Illinois Forest Products Industry More Strategic and Adaptive in a Global Marketplace
  6. Critical Issue:  The Need to Increase Numbers of State Forestry Professionals Technical Staff (in Particular, Those Working with the Public)
  7. Critical Issue:  The Need for Enhanced Protection and Management Illinois Riparian (Streamside) Woodlands and Forests
  8. Critical Issue:  The Need to Develop Additional Markets, New Disposal and Recycling Systems, and Innovative Uses for Urban and Wood-Industry Waste Wood