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 July 2021

The Iowa Legislature has gone home for this year and they did not pass any new Woodland bills. When they convene again, the same bills will probably be brought up again and new ones will also pop up. Thanks to our members for sending letters and calling our Senators and Representatives to voice your concerns in a group effort.

Covid-19 is slowing down in Iowa but we all need to be alert for any outbreaks. Our Board of Directors is tentative scheduling a Fall Field Day to get us back to normal. It is scheduled for October 9th at Bear Creek Hardwoods near Earlham, Iowa. Several of our Board Members have viewed the site and details are being worked out. Mark your calendars please.

Derecho winds in August 2020 caused massive damage to our woodlands along the Highway 30 corridor from Ames-to the eastern end of the state. Owners have been cleaning up debris and replanting will be a multi-year project.

Iowa State University has selected our annual Forestry Student Scholarship for John Ancona of Waukee, Ia. He will be attending some of our events this year. We have had several winners entering the Forestry Field in the past years and this is a good program for the IWOA.

We have filled all the Board Member vacancies and both Steve Meyer & Al Walter will need to be voted on at our annual meeting. I also have a couple members that would like to serve if there are any openings. Please contact me if you are interested in serving.

Four of our IWOA Members who have paid their 2021 dues had their names drawn for a “Forest and Shade Trees of Iowa” books courtesy of the IWOA. The winners are Greg Twedt, Steve Hamilton, David Bangert and Franklin Picell.

While you are here on our website, please let us know if you notice any errors that need correcting.

That is it for now.

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