The State Division of Forestry was organized in 1926 as a division of the Department of Conservation. It was organized at that time as a result of an increased need for proper forestry practices within the State on the part of the owners of timber land and potential timber lands.
Tomasek, Antony J.
"Illinois Department of Conservation,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 30
, Article 7.
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