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


Chester Timber Sale

Sold. Bid results: Gamble Bay $309,999.99 Sierra Pacific $268,069.00

Hy Wah Timber Sale

Sold. Bid results: Murphy Co $215,664.34 Larsen Timber $219,264.20

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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