Resource Management

Forest Management

Olympic National Forest area after thinning, Figure 1.jpgThinning is one of many forest management tools employed to meet ecological, social, and economic objectives. On the Olympic National Forest, commercial thinning is used to diversify forest structure and composition as well as produce valuable timber. This increases habitat and forage for wildlife, enhances visual quality, and even provides economic opportunities for local businesses.

Watershed Restoration through Collaborative Partnerships

Salmon and other aquatic wildlife depend on healthy watersheds.Watersheds on the Olympic Peninsula and within the Olympic National Forest span both private and public lands. Whole watershed restoration and management requires a collaborative effort with diverse landowners. Discover three focus watersheds we are actively collaborating within to restore ecosystem resilience on the peninsula.

Invasive Plant Program

The Olympic National Forest Invasive Plant Program efforts work to mitigate spread of high priority weed species including knotweed, hawkweed, herb Robert and Scotch broom. 

Timber Sale Management

At the time a project is advertised, bid information, sale area map, sample contract and clauses will be posted on this page. To review the complete timber sale offering package please visit the Forest Service office indicated in the advertisement. After bid opening, the results will be posted as "Report of Timber Sale."

Timber Sales


Big Stewardship Timber Sale

Need more information? Write, call or visit: Olympic National Forest Supervisor's Office, 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98512 Contact: Roger Andrew Gilmer, 360-956-2320 All sale documents are attached as zipped files.

Pre-Advertisement Notice for 2018 Timber Sales

Pre-advertisement notice and vicinity maps for these upcoming Timber Sales: Big Stewardship, Falls View, Said So SBA set-aside, GFF and Moby.

Quick Links

Key Contacts


Natural Resources Staff Officer

Tim Davis
(360) 956-2430                        

Fish & Watershed

Bob Metzger
(360) 956-2293

Dana Butler
(360) 956-2280

Wildlife, Ecology, Botany, & Invasive Plants   

Susan Piper
(360) 956-2435

Forest Health/Timber

Kevin Senderak
(360) 956-2272

Timber Sales

Andrew Gilmer
(360) 956-2320        

Kody Messerschmidt - Sale Preparation
(360) 956-2309