Forestry Policies (Illinois)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Illinois

Applies to States or Provinces Illinois
Name Forestry Policies (Illinois)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-06-20
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
Information Source 2008 Resource Assessment and Strategy:


Illinois' Forests are managed by the State Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forest Resources. The Department issued in 2008 its "Statewide Forest Resource Assessments and Strategies" document:

The Illinois Forestry Development Act (IFDA) offers financial incentive for implementing forest management practices that would protect and enhance forest resources. It provides the funding source for a forest landowner cost-share program. This program is funded through the collection of a four (4) percent harvest fee on all timber sales. These funds are only available for the cost-share program and the operations of the Illinois Legislature's Council on forestry Development:

The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity's Biogas and Biomass to Energy Grant Program was created to encourage the use of biomass and biogas in the state:

Policy Contact

Department Department of Natural Resources


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Illinois Forestry Development Act