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.
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."
Sealed bids will be opened in public at Pacific (Soleduck) Ranger District, Forks Office, 437 Tillicum Lane, Forks, WA 98331 at 10:00 AM local time on 05/29/2015 for an estimated volume of 1940 ton of Douglas-fir sawtimber, and 3854 ton of Western Hemlock and other species sawtimber marked or otherwise designated for cutting.
Sealed bids to be opened in public at the Pacific Ranger District, Quinault Office, 353 South Shore Road, Quinault, WA 98575 at 10:00 AM local time on 06/23/2015 for an estimated volume of 47 CCF of Pacific Silver fir, Western Hemlock, and other species sawtimber.
Sealed bids to be opened in public at the Hood Canal Ranger Station at 295142 Highway 101 S., Quilcene, WA 98376 at 10:00 AM local time on 05/27/2015 for an estimated volume of 7 cords of Douglas-fir and other species fuelwood marked or otherwise designated for cutting.