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 efforts work to mitigate spread of 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 H to Z Integrated Resource Timber Contract is located within T30N, R11W, Sections 32, 33 W.M. The Forest Service will receive technical and price proposals (no public opening) at Olympic National Forest Supervisors Office, 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98512 no later than 10:00 AM local time on or before November 15, 2016 for an estimated 7,910 tons of Western Hemlock and Other Species Sawtimber marked or otherwise designated for cutting. Also included in the contract are four (4) restorative service projects to be completed by the Contractor.
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 11/02/2016 for an estimated volume of 126 CCF of Douglas-fir and other species sawtimber marked or otherwise designated for cutting.