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Frequently Asked Questions - T's

Timber Program

The Organic Act of 1897 authorizes sale of timber from National Forest system lands. The Chippewa National Forest plans to provide 64 million board feet of timber to area industries each year. The Chippewa's Timber Program has operated above cost since 1992.

Each harvest area of each timber sale is specifically identified in an Environmenal Analysis (EA) document. EA's are prepared by a multi-disciplinary team to apply standards and guidelines of the Forest Plan. EA's are available to the public for comment, contact distict offices for specific areas or ask to have your name added to the Chippewa Quarterly for forestwide project information.

To get on a timber sale bidders list, contact the Ranger District timber staff or the Supervisors Office at 335-8611.  Sales are posted on the web site current timber sales



Tours of the historic log  Forest Supervisors Office are available by calling 218-335-8600. Tour involves an approximately 20 minute overview of features, history, and exhibits and is available all year .




Twenty- miles of paved bike trails, 160 miles of hiking trails, 380 miles of snowmobile trails and  20 miles of horse trails.

Biking  |  Hiking  |  Skiing  |  OHV



Common trees on the Chippewa National Forest include: red, white and jack pine, black and white spruce, balsam fir, tamarack, paper birch, aspen and sugar maple. Less common are hardwood species such as oaks, black ash, basswood and conifers such as northern white cedar.

Tree seedlings

The Forest Service does not sell seedlings but they are available from nurseries or through theDepartment of Natural Resources Forestry Office in Cass Lake (218- 335-6647) in early spring