Resource Management

The Hiawatha National Forest manages for a variety of resource values.  Read on for more information about some of the resource work in which we are currently engaged.

 For more information on these activities, check out the features below.

 

Timber Sale Contracting

 

Timber Sale Contracting Contacts

The Forest'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.

  • West Zone
    • Nate Cochran (906)-474-6442 ext. 2194
  • East Zone
    • Martha Sjogren (906)-643-7900 ext. 117

 

Stewardship Contracting Contacts

Stewardship contracting allows the Forest Service to work with contractors to accomplish a variety of on-the-ground projects. 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.

  • For more information, or to submit a vendor information request (see form section below), please contact Loren Everest (leverest@fs.fed.us), Hiawatha National Forest Stewardship Coordinator, Hiawatha National Forest Supervisors Office, 820 Rains Drive, Gladstone, MI 49837.  Or, visit: US Forest Service stewardship contracting website.

 

Scheduled Timber Sale Program

  • Scheduled Timber Sale Program April 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 Cover letter - (doc, pdf)
  • Scheduled Timber Sale Program April 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 - (pdf)
  • Scheduled Timber Sale Program October 1, 2018 to March 30, 2019 Cover letter - (pdf)
  • Scheduled Timber Sale Program October 1, 2018 to March 30, 2019 - (pdf)

 

Timber Sale Contract Forms

Taxes

  • AD-3030 Felony and Tax Delinquent Status (pdf)
  • AD-3031 Assurance for Felony and Tax (pdf)

Transfer/Deposit

  • Instructions on Wiring Funds - Fedwire (pdf )
  • Pay.gov Instructions (pdf)
  • SAM Quick Guide (pdf)
  • FS-6500-129 Transfer or Refund of Timber Sale Deposits (pdf)
  • Request for Transfer of Blanket Payment Guarantee (pdf )
  • PU Release Request Form (pdf )
  • Request For Advance Deposit 4T Contracts (pdf )
  • Request For Advance Deposit 6T Contracts (pdf )

Letter of Credit

  • Timber Sale letter of credit - Contents (pdf )
  • Timber Sale letter of credit (pdf )

Bond

  • FS-6500-12 Timber Sale Payment Bond (pdf)
  • FS-6500-12a Timber Sale Blanket Payment Bond (pdf)
  • FS-6500-13 Timber Sale Bid Bond (pdf)
  • Bidder Bond Information (pdf )

Operating Plans

  • Fire Plan
    • Timber Sales
      • East Zone (pdf)
      • West Zone (pdf)
    • Stewardship Contracts
      • East Zone (pdf)
      • West Zone (pdf)
  • General Operating Plan (pdf)
  • Annual Operating Plan
    • Timber Sales (pdf)
    • Stewardship Contracts (pdf)

General

  • USDA Forest Service Region 9 Tree Species Codes (pdf)

 

Addresses for timber sale payments:

USDA Forest Service
C/O Citibank
PO Box 6200-09
Portland, OR 97228-6200

Enclose a copy of the bill with your check or money order. Do not send cash. Please include Bill Number and Payer Code Number on your check. Make your check payable to USDA Forest Service.

  • Overnight couriers:

Lockbox Operations

​​US Bank Government Lockbox
Attn: USDA Forest Service 6200-09
17650 NE Sandy Blvd
Portland, OR 97230

Timber sales now have a Rich Site Summary (RSS) feed. When you subscribe to the feed it will email you every time a new timber sale or stewardship sale is added, with a link to the sale. Most email services are RSS Feed Readers, you will need to find the specific instructions for your email service (ex.: gmail, yahoo, outlook) on how to add the feed to your email.

  1. Right click on the RSS icon or button.
  2. Select Copy Link Location to copy the URL of the feed.
  3. Go to your RSS Feed Reader.
  4. Paste the URL into your Feed reader.

Features

Fire Management

Firefighters conduct a prescribed burn.

The Forest Service uses the best available science and technology to proactively manage the landscape to foster long-term health and resilience of America's forests and grasslands. On the Hiawatha, we strive to help create strong fire-adapted ecological communities that are prepard for and adapted to living with fire. Fires do not recognize jurisdictional boundaries or property lines, so we coordinate closely with partners and landowners in both mitigating wildfire risk and fighting fire. Together with partners, we conduct planned prescribed fires that reduce hazardous fuels while minimizing smoke impacts.


Resource Management Success Stories

Read about our 2016 Wings Across The Americas Award and other success stories that highlight our work on the Hiawatha!


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Timber Sales


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Styx Timber Sale

On 05/14/2019, at 10:00 AM, sealed bids will be opened in the St. Ignace Ranger District.

Sullivan Fuels Stewardship Project

On June 11, 2019, until 10:00 AM local time, sealed bids will be accepted at the St. Ignace Ranger District office. There will be a pre-proposal question and answer session on May 21, 2019, at 9:00 AM in the main parking lot of the Sullivan Creek Fish Hatchery on Forest Road 3134.

Burgundy ACDC Stewardship Project

On 06/25/2019, until 10:00 AM local time, sealed bids will be accepted at the St. Ignace Ranger District office. There will be a pre-proposal question and answer session on 05/21/2019, at 9:00 AM in the main parking lot of the Sullivan Creek Fish Hatchery on FR3134.


https://www.fs.usda.gov/resources/hiawatha/landmanagement/resourcemanagement