Forest Management

Logging in the WinterThe Ottawa's top priority is to maintain and improve the health, diversity, and productivity of forest ecosystems for the enjoyment of current and future generations. Forest management includes guidance, administration, and support of the agency's forest products management and sales programs.

Current Year Timber Sales - Current Year Timber Sales are located at the bottom of the page (timber sale program announcements).  You can set up the sales as an RSS feed in your email, which will alert you when a new sale is posted to the site.


Timber Sale Program Announcements

6 and 12 Month Timber Sales Program Announcement (pdf) (letter)


Stewardship Contracting

Stewardship contracting allows the Forest Service to work with contractors to accomplish a variety of on-the-ground projects.  Since 2004 several stewardship contracts have been completed across the Ottawa National Forest.

We are seeking contractors interested in stewardship work on the Ottawa NF.  Potential work may include general construction, timber stand improvements, road and trail work, wildlife habitat enhancement, reforestation activities, fuels treatments, and non-native invasive plant control. If you are interested, please complete our vendor information request.

  • Stewardship Contracting Potential Vendor List (pdf)
  • Vendor information request (pdf)
  • Vendor information request (docx)


For more information, or to submit a vendor information request, please contact:

Victoria Hahka
Ottawa National Forest Stewardship Coordinator
Watersmeet Ranger District
E 23979 US 2
Watersmeet, MI 49969
Phone: 906-358-4049


Additional information:


Previous Year Timber Sales - Bid Results

2011 through 2018 Timber Sales are available.  If you need information from earlier year sales contact a Ranger District.



Key Contacts

Forest Planner

Marlanea French-Pombier

Fire Management Officer

Jon Agner

Forest Hydrologist

Mark Fedora

Fisheries Biologist

Holly Jennings

Soil Scientist

Amy Amman

Botanist Program Coordinator

Sue Trull

Botanist - Noxious Weed Coordinator

Ian Shackleford

Forest Timber Sale Contracting Officer

Darren Buckentin