Forestry Policies (Iowa)

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Place Iowa

Applies to States or Provinces Iowa
Name Forestry Policies (Iowa)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-07-11
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary

Information Source State Assessment and Action Plan:, DNR Wood Waste Study:


Iowa has over 3 million acres of forested land, managed by the State Department of Natural Resources, Forestry Bureau. Iowa forests are summarized in DNR's 2010 Assessment "Iowa's Forests Today":

Iowa State University's Forestry Extension department is conducting research under a grant from the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture to investigate the available forest biomass resources in the state, for potential bioenergy development:

In 2008 the Iowa DNR issued "The Use of Wood Biomass for Distributed Energy Generation in Iowa", meant to examine the available woody biomass resources in Iowa, including forestry residues, for the purpose of fueling an ethanol production plant:

Policy Contact

Contact Name Paul Tauke
Department Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Division Forestry Bureau

Phone 515-242-6898

Fax 515-281-6794