Welcome to the Iowa Woodland Owners Association!

IWOA is committed to advancing the interests of Woodland Owners, developing public appreciation for their importance and to foster and encourage wise use and management of woodlands and related resources in Iowa.

Founded in 1987, the IWOA is a private non-profit organization that welcomes anyone with an interest in woodlands. Members are invited to attend woodland field days and conferences.

IWOA President Russ Glime Updates May 2022

We are close to the mid-year and I am glad the Covid-19 and Omicron has reduced greatly but we still need to be careful.

The I.S.U. Extension with Billy Beck as the instructor and Forester hosted a Master Woodland Steward Program in mid Iowa and he had 20 persons attending. Several of our members signed up for the class and he is planning another class next spring. The IWOA strongly supports this Program and there has been a several year absence in this training due to staffing.

The IWOA had a Field Day on May 17th at the Wapello State Park and on private land owned by Tim Meyer who is one of our IWOA Directors.  We had several Foresters give presentations to the 50 attendees. Tim was presented with a Plaque for his commitment of Trees, Woodlands and Conservation for his work. We anticipated the attendance would be lower since we were about 20 miles distance from the Missouri State Line.

The Illinois and the Iowa Forestry Extension hosted another Field Day on May 21st near Sabula Illinois and we had several Iowa people attending. They are planning on having another class next year in the same location.

The IWOA will have another Field Day on October 27th in Washington County and details are being worked on.     We are going to have an after noon time slot where you have lunch on yourself and the program will start around noon.  We are going to try this as a new idea to gain attendance numbers.  We will be having our annual meeting during this meeting for some “By-Laws Changes” and elections of Board Members. If any member would like to serve on the Board of Directors please contact me.

The Iowa Legislators at this time has not had any changes in the Timber Reserve Law. There is a bill floating around that may be signed yet. It makes existing Timber Reserve Owners when selling their timber property they must notify a new owner. Apparently there has been an issue with tax action. Visit with your Senator and Representative whenever you get a chance to make the Timber Reserve Law strong.

 Please visit our website and view its information.  If you see any errors let me know about it.

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IWOA Member Signs

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