Resource Management

Forest Management

Olympic National Forest area after thinning, Figure 1.jpgThinning 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.

Watershed Restoration through Collaborative Partnerships

Salmon and other aquatic wildlife depend on healthy watersheds.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.

Invasive Plant Program

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."


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Denny Ahl Bough Sale

The Forest Service will receive sealed bids in public at Olympic National Forest, 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Suite A, Olympia, WA 98512-5623 at 10:00 AM local time on 07/20/2015 for an estimated volume of 33 ton of Western White Pine, Western Red Cedar, and Douglas-fir limb/bough marked or otherwise designated for cutting

Cougar 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 10:30 AM local time on 08/21/2015 for an estimated volume of 9805 ton of Douglas-fir sawtimber, and 36620 ton of Western Hemlock and other species sawtimber marked or otherwise designated for cutting. Sale contains specified roads with an estimated public works construction cost of $391,972.37.

Donkey 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 08/21/2015 for an estimated volume of 13665 ton of Douglas-fir sawtimber, and 29308 ton of Western Hemlock and other species sawtimber marked or otherwise designated for cutting. Sale contains specified roads with an estimated public works construction cost of $581,013.05.

Shelter Stewardship Timber Sale

Enclosed is a link to Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) which is being used to solicit competitive quotes for Stewardship Restoration work on the Olympic NF, Pacific RD. Also enclosed is information on a site visit to review this project on July 7, 2015.

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Key Contacts

 

Aquatics

Bob Metzger
(360) 956-2293
rpmetzger@fs.fed.us

Forest Health/Timber

Chris Dowling, Siviculturalist
(360) 956-2272
cdowling@fs.fed.us

Timber Sales

Jana Carlson - Contracting Officer
(360) 956-2263

Ray Hershey - Sale Preparation
(360) 956-2275

Recreation

Nicole  LaGioia 
(360) 765 2213