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
    • Kate Johnson (906)-474-6442 ext. 2137
  • East Zone
    • Eric Raikko (906)-643-7900 ext. 8116 

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 Travis Coughlin (, Hiawatha National Forest Stewardship Coordinator, Hiawatha National Forest Supervisor's Office, 820 Rains Drive, Gladstone, MI 49837. You may also visit the US Forest Service stewardship contracting website.

Scheduled Timber Sale Program

  • Periodic Timber Sale Announcement October 1, 2022 to September, 30 2023 - (pdf)

Timber Sale Contract Forms


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


  • Instructions on Wiring Funds - Fedwire (pdf )
  • Instructions (pdf)
  • SAM Quick Guide (pdf)
  • FS-6500-129 Transfer or Refund of Timber Sale Deposits (pdf)
  • 2400-1 Request For Advance Deposit 6T Contracts (pdf )
  • 2400-2 Request for Transfer of Blanket Payment Guarantee (pdf )
  • PU Release Request Form (pdf )

Letter of Credit

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


  • 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)

Operating Plans

  • Fire Plan
    • Timber Sales
      • FS2400-6 East Zone (pdf)
      • FS2400-6 West Zone (pdf)
    • Stewardship Contracts
      • FS2400-6S East Zone (pdf)
      • FS2400-6S West Zone (pdf)
  • General Operating Plan (pdf)
  • Annual Operating Plan
    • Timber Sales (pdf)
    • Stewardship Contracts (pdf)


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

Addresses for timber sale payments:

USDA Forest Service
C/O US Bank
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.


Resource Management Success Stories

Read stories that highlight our conservation work on the Hiawatha!

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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.

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Timber Sales

Currently Advertised Remarks

Galway Stewardship

The Forest Service received sealed bids on May 16, 2023 for the Galway Stewardship.

Honeycrisp SBA

The Forest Service will receive Sealed bids at St. Ignace Ranger District, W1900 West US-2, St. Ignace, MI 49781 before or at the time of public bid opening at 10:00 AM local time on 08/22/2023.

Gooseberry Pippin

Bids were received on 08/22/2023 for the Gooseberry Pippin Sale.

Red Delicious SBA Sale

The Forest Service received sealed bids on July 11th, 2023 for the Red Delicious SBA Timber Sale.

Hadwood Hills Re-Offer

The Forest Service will receive Sealed bids at Rapid River Ranger District, 8181 Highway 2, Rapid River, MI 49878 before or at the time of public bid opening at 10:00 AM local time on 09/19/2023

Honeycrisp Re-Offer Sale

The Forest Service will receive Sealed bids at St. Ignace Ranger District, W1900 West US-2, St. Ignace, MI 49781 before or at the time of public bid opening at 10:00 AM local time on 09/26/2023