Idaho forests employ thousands
And helps stimulate rural economies
Working forests fuel Idaho’s economy with wages, taxes and purchases from employees and businesses. The forest products sector employs loggers and mill workers, forest planners, wildlife biologists, accountants, IT experts, salespeople and executive managers. Wood products manufacturing also helps create and sustain related jobs — mechanics, truck repair, welders to name a few.
FOREST FACT: The forest sector in Idaho directly and indirectly provides more than 30,000 jobs in Idaho.