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.


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."

Timber Sales


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Quilcene Firewood Sale

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.

Grouse Timber Sale

To Be Sold 9/16/2014 at 12:00 PM at Quinault , WA. Estimated volume of 21552 ton Douglas-fir and 38013 ton Western Hemlock and other species sawtimber

KOCC Timber Sale

To be sold 8/15/14 at Forks, WA. Estimated volume of 19611 ton Douglas-fir, 42650 ton Western Hemlock, 3862 ton Red Alder and other species sawtimber

The End Timber Sale

To be sold 9/16/14 at 10:00 AM at Quinault, WA. Estimated volume 2927 ton Douglas-fir, 23307 ton Western Hemlock and other species sawtimber

Quick Links

Key Contacts



Bob Metzger
(360) 956-2293

Forest Health/Timber

Chris Dowling, Siviculturalist
(360) 956-2272

Timber Sales

Jana Carlson - Contracting Officer
(360) 956-2263

Ray Hershey - Sale Preparation
(360) 956-2275


Pete Erben - Campground Permit Administrator
(360) 288-0202