Logging & Fire Risk Management
Our degreed foresters will work with you to develop a timber harvest plan customized for your property and then set up and manage the entire operation. A professionally managed timber harvest will reduce fire risk, improve forest health and generate timber income for you!
Estate Timber Appraisals
When a forested property is passed down from an estate to the heirs a timber appraisal is generally needed to establish a new cost basis. This stepped-up basis can then be deducted against timber income from future harvests. In a timber cruise, our foresters measure trees in sample plots across the property to get a statistical estimate of the volume and value of the standing timber.
JD Forest Management has partnered with the Idaho Forest Owners Association (IFOA) to retail native conifer seedlings for private landowners. Genetically enhanced seedlings for the best timber production are available for some species. For larger jobs (1,000 trees or more) we can also quote tree planting labor for a price per tree “in the ground”.
NRCS & Forest Plans
Our foresters are certified to write forest plans for the Idaho timber tax exemption. We are also qualified as a Technical Service Provider (TSP) for writing forest plans for the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). The NRCS has funding available to small landowners through the EQIP program for many forest treatments.
Why Choose JD Forest Management?
Hire a professional forester to manage your logging operation
Our professional foresters have 4-year degrees providing a technical background in forest diseases, silviculture (the science of growing trees), logging operations, reforestation, and much more. A timber harvest may happen on a property only once every 15-20 years so make sure you use a trusted professional to get it done right!
Over 40 Years of experience
We have been managing private forestlands in northern Idaho, eastern Washington, and northwestern Montana for over 40 years. Including Boundary County, Bonner County, Kootenai County, Benewah County, Shoshone County, Latah County, Clearwater County, Idaho County, Stevens County, Pend Oreille County, Spokane County, Lincoln County, and Sanders County.
Insurance and Contracts
We use strong legal contracts drafted by attorneys for all forestry contract work. This protects the landowner from liability and makes the work specifications clear to all parties. We are insured and make sure all contractors provide proof of insurance as well.
We manage 10,000+ acres of timberland at present
No project is too big and we definitely have the capability to help you manage your forest no matter if it’s 10 acres or 1,000 acres!
Schedule a site visit with a forester to discuss your goals and objectives for your property. After the site visit, we will outline the steps required to reach your goals and provide pricing for each service. Feel free to learn more about our process or schedule a site visit today.
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