Forestry

Paint Creek Japanese Knotweed Map-click here [caption id="attachment_4556" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Japanese knotweed infestation at the headwaters of Paint Creek in Waukon, IA.[/caption] Northeast Iowa Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D), the IA DNR, the US Forest Service, IA Natural Heritage Foundation, Allamakee County Supervisors, and area landowners have...

NE IA RC&D is working with the Iowa DNR Forestry Bureau and other partners to monitor invasive species including Gypsy Moth and Emerald Ash Bore (EAB).  The annual monitoring includes state and federal trapping programs that catch and count the invasive insects as well as...

Iowa's State Forest Action Plan: What is it and how is it used? What the video presentations from Paul Tauke, Iowa DNR Forestry Bureau Chief and Tivon Feeley, Iowa DNR Forest Health Program Leader...

[caption id="attachment_2260" align="alignright" width="400"] EAB girdled Sentinel Tree[/caption] For the 6th year in a row NE IA RC&D partnered with the Iowa DNR Forest Health Dept. emerald ash borer sentinel tree monitoring program. Sentinel trees are usually 4-6 inch diameter ash trees (sometimes smaller, sometimes larger)...

Research shows that thousands of Northeast Iowa private landowners don't understand the state and federal program dollars and technical assistance that are available to help them plan and manage their woodlands.  Do you? A recent study of Forest Reserve Landowners found that hundreds of Northeast Iowa landowners that have enrolled in...

On guard for ‘The Green Menace’ Taking inventory of trees in Howard County By Keri Bugenhagen News Editor, Cresco Times Plain Dealer CRESCO – Lately, Iowans have been hearing about the looming threat of the emerald ash borer, also referred to as “The Green Menace.” According to the United...

The gypsy moth is a non-native, serious pest of over 600 hardwood tree and shrub species. The gypsy moth damages the plants when the caterpillar stage eats the leaves. When there are many caterpillars and the damage occurs over several years, the continual defoliation can...

This project begin in 2003 and was funded by Iowa DNR- Bureau of Forestry, Northeast Region of the US Forest Service. The goal of this project was to promote forest and timber related conservation practices in Northeast Iowa. The environmental and economic benefits of timber...