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November/December 2003
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The Illinois Forestry Association (IFA)

A new state organization has been formed to represent forestry in Illinois.  The Illinois Forestry Association will act on issues that impact rural and community forests and promote forestry in Illinois.  Purposes of the Illinois Forestry Association include providing a statewide voice for the common interests of Illinois forestry; networking, fellowship, and sharing information; connecting people to technical support and forest management training; leveraging the activities of local forestry groups; and more.  In order to create an effective organization that meets your needs, IFA needs to hear from you!  Everyone with an interest in Illinois forests-- including people who own forestland, work in forestry, or recreate on forestland-- is encouraged to complete a brief, confidential survey.   The survey is on the Illinois Forestry Development Council web page at http://ifdc.nres.uiuc.edu/.  You can also access it directly at   http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB224JVNX4SHT or get a hardcopy by contacting Dick Little at dlittle4@uiuc.edu or 217-493-6736.