Forestry Policies (Iowa)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

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 http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/Forestry.aspx


Last Review 2014-07-11
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary
2014-07-11
Information Source State Assessment and Action Plan: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/Forestry/ForestryLinksPublications/IowaForestActionPlan.aspx, DNR Wood Waste Study: http://www.erc.uic.edu/assets/pdf/IowaWasteWoodStudy.pdf


Summary

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": http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environment/Forestry/ForestryLinksPublications/IowaForestActionPlan.aspx

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: http://www.leopold.iastate.edu/grants/e2009-26

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: http://www.erc.uic.edu/assets/pdf/IowaWasteWoodStudy.pdf


Policy Contact

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



Phone 515-242-6898
Fax 515-281-6794
Email paul.tauke@dnr.iowa.gov
Website http://www.iowadnr.gov/InsideDNR/DNRStaffOffices/ForestryBureauStaff.aspx


















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