Coalition for Iowa's Woodlands and Trees

The Coalition includes Trees Forever, Iowa Woodland Owners Association, Iowa Nut Growers, Iowa Tree Farm Committee, the Iowa Urban Tree Council and Trout Unlimited. Other partners concerned about trees and forests lend their support and voice. The Coalition has a consultant on retainer working on our behalf with a strong presence during the legislative session and throughout the year.

 

The Coalition is disappointed with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (Iowa DNR) decision to dissolve its Forestry Bureau and calls on Iowa DNR leadership to reconsider its course of action.

 

We ask for state leaders to take the following actions:

  • Keep all forestry positions under one department
  • For that department to have “forestry” in the title.
  • Take measures to ensure that federal grant dollars will not be lost due to any restructuring.

 

Please join us in writing to the Governor and local legislators about why these actions need to be a priority.

 

Below are a few resources to help you:

 

Send your letter to Governor Kim Reynolds at:

        1007 East Grand Ave.

         Des Moines, Iowa 50319

OR submit it online.