Thinning is one of many forest management tools employed to meet ecological, social, and economic objectives. On the Olympic National Forest, commercial thinning is used to diversify forest structure and composition as well as produce valuable timber. This increases habitat and forage for wildlife, enhances visual quality, and even provides economic opportunities for local businesses.
Watersheds on the Olympic Peninsula and within the Olympic National Forest span both private and public lands. Whole watershed restoration and management requires a collaborative effort with diverse landowners. Discover three focus watersheds we are actively collaborating within to restore ecosystem resilience on the peninsula.
The Olympic National Forest Invasive Plant Program has begun this year’s control efforts (2015) on high priority weed species including knotweed, hawkweed, herb Robert and Scotch broom.
Timber Sale Management
At the time a project is advertised, bid information, sale area map, sample contract and clauses will be posted on this page. To review the complete timber sale offering package please visit the Forest Service office indicated in the advertisement. After bid opening, the results will be posted as "Report of Timber Sale."
The Forest Service will receive sealed bids in public at Pacific Ranger District, Quinault Office, 353 South Shore Road, Quinault, WA 98575
at 10:00 AM local time on 06/16/2016 for an estimated volume of 11785 ton of Douglas-fir sawtimber, and 30979 ton of Western Hemlock and other species sawtimber.
Sale contains specified roads with an estimated public works construction cost of $160,852.16
The Forest Service will receive sealed bids in public at Pacific Ranger District, Forks Office, 437 Tillicum Lane, Forks, WA 98331 at 10:00 AM local time on 06/09/2016 for an estimated volume of 9509 ton Douglas-fir sawtimber and 5451 ton of Western Hemlock and other species sawtimber. Sale contains specified roads with an estimated public works construction cost of $141,362.36.