Timber Sales and Contracting

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic safety protocols Forest Service offices throughout the Monongahela National Forest are, or may become, closed to public access. Therefore, effective as of the date of this letter, and in effect until further notice, all upcoming timber sales, including Gum Cabin Timber Sale Bid Opening date of 04/23/2020 at 2:00PM, Sealed Bids will ONLY be received by Mail, and must be postmarked by the Bid Opening Date and time specified.

Changes to Bid Protocol

Due to the COVID 19 Pandemic safety protocols Forest Service offices throughout the Monongahela National Forest are, or may become, closed to public access. Therefore, effective as of the date of this letter, and in effect until further notice, all upcoming timber sales, including Gum Cabin Timber Sale Bid Opening date of 04/23/2020 at 2:00PM, Sealed Bids will ONLY be received by Mail, and must be postmarked by the Bid Opening Date and time specified.

All timber sale bid openings will be closed to public participation, and prospective bidders will be notified via email/fax of bid results, upon request, as well as posted on the Monongahela National Forest webpage, and publicly posted in front of the designated office.

As this is a change in typical acceptance of bid practices, there will be some adjustments needed, which will include but not limited to the timing of notification of apparent high bidder. We will allow additional time to ensure all bids postmarked no later than the bid opening date have been received and considered.
This notification is being mailed to all potential bidders on the Monongahela National Forest bidders’ mailing list. This notice will also be posted to the Monongahela National Forest website.

If you have any additional questions regarding this letter or posting please contact James Boyd, Timber Contracting Officer on the Monongahela National Forest at (681) 298-0113, or james.boyd@usda.gov

See the Changes to Bid Protocol Letter

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Timber sales are conducted on the National Forests to help meet the nation's timber needs as well as protecting and restoring ecological systems through their strategic use. Balancing the ecological with the economical, timber sales are a part of the Forest Service's multi-use forest management plan for providing the greatest good to local communities.

Schedule of Timber Sales on the Monongahela

Schedule of Timber Program
Commercial Sales
Back Fork SBA Re-Offer Sale

The Back Fork SBA Re-Offer Sale is located within 10 miles Northwest of Bartow WV, in Randolph County, in the headwaters of McGee Run. The Forest Service will receive sealed bids by mail only, and results will be publicly posted on the Monongahela National Forest Timber website as soon as practical after bid opening. Mail bids to Forest Supervisor's Office, 200 Sycamore Street, Elkins WV 26241, ATTN: Back Fork SBA Re-Offer Sale. Bids shall be postmarked and received prior to 2:00 PM local time on 07/23/2020. There is an estimated volume of 489 CCF of Black Cherry sawtimber, 1154 CCF of Maple (RM, SM) sawtimber, 137 CCF of Hardwood - Other (BI, Hic, Loc, Elm) sawtimber, 296 CCF of Oak (WO, CO, SO) sawtimber, 543 CCF of Red & Black Oak sawtimber, 251 CCF of Yellow Poplar (YP, Bass, Cuc) sawtimber, and 229 CCF of Pulpwood marked or otherwise designated for cutting. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Interested parties may obtain a prospectus from the office listed below. A prospectus, bid form, and complete information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale, and submission of bids is available to the public from the Forest Supervisor's Office, Greenbrier Ranger District. Information regarding this sale can be found on the Monongahela National Forest website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mnf/home/?cid=FSEPRD542047. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Back Fork SBA Re-Offer Sale Documents

Heckart Ridge Helicopter Sale

The Heckart Ridge Helicopter Sale is located within 30 Miles Northeast of Parsons WV, in Preston County, in the headwaters of Leadmine Run. The Forest Service will receive sealed bids by mail only, and results will be publicly posted on the Monongahela National Forest Timber website as soon as practical after bid opening. Mail bids to Forest Supervisor's Office, 200 Sycamore Street, Elkins WV 26241, ATTN: Heckart Ridge Helicopter Sale. Bids shall be postmarked and received prior to 2:00 PM local time on 07/23/2020. There is an estimated volume of 1030 CCF of Black Cherry sawtimber, 821 CCF of Maple (RM, SM) sawtimber, 107 CCF of Hardwood - Other (WP, BE, BI, Hem, SO) sawtimber, 469 CCF of Oak (WO, CO) sawtimber, 2785 CCF of Red & Black Oak sawtimber, and 2209 CCF of Yellow Poplar (Bass, Cuc, YP) sawtimber marked or otherwise designated for cutting. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Interested parties may obtain a prospectus from the office listed below. A prospectus, bid form, and complete information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale, and submission of bids is available to the public from the Forest Supervisor's Office and the Cheat-Potomac Ranger District.

Heckart Ridge Helicopter Sale Documents

 Mikes Run PL SBA Re-Offer Sale

The Mikes Run PL SBA Re-Offer Sale is located within 25 miles North of Bartow WV, in Pocahontas County, in the Headwaters of Mikes Run. The Forest Service will receive sealed bids by mail only, and results will be publicly posted on the Monongahela National Forest Timber website as soon as practical after bid opening. Mail bids to Forest Supervisor's Office, 200 Sycamore Street, Elkins WV 26241, ATTN: Mikes Run PL SBA Re-Offer. Bids shall be postmarked and received by 2:00 PM local time on 07/02/2020. There is an estimated volume of 1056 CCF of Black Cherry sawtimber, 535 CCF of Maple (RM, SM) sawtimber, 325 CCF of Hardwood - Other (BI, Bass, Cuc, Mag) sawtimber, and 1361 CCF of Pulpwood marked or otherwise designated for cutting. Sale contains specified roads with an estimated public works construction cost of $92,253.76.

Bidders qualifying as small business concerns under the Small Business Act may,when submitting a bid, elect for the Forest Service to build permanent roads. Additional information concerning this option is in the prospectus. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Interested parties may obtain a prospectus from the office listed below. A prospectus, bid form, and complete information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale, and submission of bids is available to the public from the Forest Supervisor's Office.

 Mikes Run PL SBA Re-Offer Sale Documents

Stewardship Sales

There are no stewardship sales at this time. 

Salvage Sales

There are no salvage sales at this time. 

Past Sale Bid Reports

Timber Contracting on the Monongahela

Parties interested in contracting with the Monongahela National Forest's timber program should review the following information.

Timber Contracting Documents

The following documents are required of all contractors entering into timber contracts with the U.S. Forest Service.

Timber Contract Management

Legal Status and Assurances

Bond Information

Deposit Information

Letter of Credit

Doing Business with the Forest Service

Timber Sales Payments

Payments for timber sales can be made in the following ways:

Online

The Department of Treasury is encouraging the use of Pay.gov as an alternative to Lockbox.  Pay.gov accepts credit cards, debit cards, and Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfers from bank accounts.  Credit card payments have a maximum payment amount of $24,999.99.  There is no limitation on ACH bank-to-bank transfers.

Regular Mail

Starting on November 1, 2018, the new ‘Remit to’ address for bill payments is:

USDA Forest Service
P.O. Box 6200-09
Portland, OR  97228-6200
Overnight Couriers.

Overnight Couriers.

The new courier package address for overnight express (FedEx, UPS, DHL, etc.) is:

U.S. Bank Government Lockbox
USDA Forest Service 6200-09
17650 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR  97230





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