Timber Management

Timber harvest is a primary tool for reaching desired forest vegetation conditions identified in the Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan).  The following is information summarizes timber contract activity:

FY 2019 Annual Timber Sale Announcement First Half

Linwood Stewardship Presale      Bid Open: 3/19/2019, at 11:00 AM

Radar Stewardship Contract      Bid Open: 3/19/2019, 10:00 AM

Fargo Timber Sale      Bid Open: 12/18/2018, 1:00 PM

Block Four Timber Sale      Bid Open: 12/10/2018 at 2 PM

Swede Stewardship Presale      Bid Open: 11/15/2018, at 10:00 AM

Pickle Stewardship Contract      Bid Open: 08/01/2018, at 10:00 AM

Kooch Line Stewardship Contract      Bid Open: 07/09/2018, at 2:00 PM

Meander Timber Sale Contract      Bid Open: 07/05/2018, at 11:00 AM

Dollar Bill Stewardship      Bid Open: 04/23/2018, at 11:00 AM

Starling Timber Sale            Bid Open: 03/12/18, at 1:00 PM

Rat Root Timber Sale           Bid Open: 2/20/18, at 2:00 PM

Scottish Timber Sale             Bid Open: 1/16/18, at 01:00 PM

Airplane Timber Sale             Bid Open:11/17/2016, at 02:00 PM

Gem Timber Sale                  Bid Open: 01/10/2017, at 01:00 PM,

Window Timber Sale               Bid Open:  01/19/17, at 10:00 AM.

Banjo Timber Sale              Bid Open:  02/23/17, at 10:00 AM.

Funny Bone Timber Sale              Bid Open:  03/31/2017, at 2:00 PM.

Dontcha Know Timber Sale              Bid Open:  05/25/2017, at 11:00 AM.

Robin Creek Timber Sale              Bid Open:  07/18/2017, at 1:00 PM.

Vat Stewardship Timber Sale              Bid Open:  07/19/2017, at 10:00 AM.

Ash Lake Stewardship Timber Sale              Bid Open:  08/09/2017, at 2:00 PM.

Dynamite Stewardship Timber Sale              Bid Open: 09/14/2017, at 10:00 AM.

Hawk Timber Sale              Bid Open: 09/26/2017, at 1:00 PM.

Kinmount Timber Sale              Bid Open: 09/21/2017, at 2:00 PM.

North Branch Stewardship Timber Sale              Bid Open: 09/27/2017, at 11:00 AM.

You Betcha Timber Sale              Bid Open: 12/27/2017, at 11:00 AM.


Historic Timber Harvest Data - Summary of contract, harvest, sold over the past ten years.

In addition to traditional harvest contracts, the Timber Program is increasing the use of stewardship contracting which allows the Forest Service to retain receipts from timber sales to do restoration work, planting, road maintenance, and meet other resource management needs.

To further progress towards vegetation management objectives, on Feb 2, 2016, Regional Forester, Kathleen Atkinson signed the Master Good Neighbor Authority (GNA) Agreement between the State of Minnesota and the Superior and Chippewa National Forests.  The GNA allows the Forest Service to enter into cooperative agreements or contracts with state agencies to partner to leverage state resources to increase capacity to accomplish watershed restoration and forest management services on national forest system lands as well as to increase collaboration between the Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources, and other partners. The Forest Service and State have signed GNA Supplemental Project Agreements for pilot projects on the Superior and the Chippewa National Forests and projects are moving forward on both Forests.