Des Moines County Contacts for Forestry

USDA Service Center

Your local USDA service center houses staff from multiple agencies that can help with a variety of projects on private land.

  1. The Natural Resource Conservation Services (NRCS) has staff who work exclusively with private landowners to improve soil health, water quality, and wildlife habitat through federal land conservation programs. They administer the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), which provides financial assistance and technical service for many activities including weed control, prescribed burning, forest management plans, and forest stand improvement. The NRCS is also a good source of information regarding pond construction.
  2. The Farm Service Agency administers several conservation-focused programs including the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) in addition to many loan and financial programs for farmers and landowners. Examples of practices eligible for federal cost-share and rental payments through CRP include grassland habitat establishment, hardwood tree planting, riparian forest buffer establishment, and many others.
  3. Soil and Water Conservation District staff provide assessment, planning, design, and cost share assistance to reduce soil loss, improve soil health, reduce runoff and protect water quality on private land.
Burlington Service Center
Office:
319-752-6432
3625 Flint Ridge Drive
Burlington, IA 52601
United States

Wood Processors

Wood processors are a resource for people who have timber to sell, who want logs sawn, or who want to buy logs, lumber, or other wood products. Note: Iowa wood processors range greatly in capacity and services provided. For example, larger wood processors may not accept small volumes of timber to be processed for hobby purposes.

Four Seasons Conservation
Kaleb Ebeling
Office:
319-371-0931
Cell:
319-931-9530
1567 Old Highway 34
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
United States
Services Provided
Custom milling
Hammes Brothers Sawmill Inc.
Jeff Sieren
Office:
641-622-3551
27254 282nd Ave
Ollie, IA 52576
United States
Services Provided
Grade lumber, pallet lumber, veneer. Will process all tree species.
Services Not Provided
Does not provide custom milling. Does not have a kiln drying service or portable mill.
Kevin Oetken
Office:
563-673-2146
Cell:
563-357-7843
10571 18TH AVE
Monmouth, IA 52309
United States
Services Provided
Custom milling, kiln drying, portable mill

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