Resource Management

The Ottawa National Forest actively manages the resources of the Forest - from the soil to the timber and plants that grow in that soil to the minerals underground.  Although the state of Michigan manages the wildlife populations, the Ottawa National Forest manages the habitat on national forest land to provide optimum cover and food for the many species of birds, animals, insects, amphibians, and reptiles that call the Ottawa National Forest Home.


Invasive Plant Photo Gallery

Exotic honeysuckle flowers

Local photos of invasive plants of the Ottawa National Forest.

Timber Sales


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Sale has been awarded to: JM Longyear,LLC, Marquette, MI

Railbender PR

Bid Opening: June 30, 2021, 2:00 PM ET, Kenton Ranger District Office, 4810 East M-28, Kenton, MI 49967.

Bronco Stewardship Re-Ad

Contract has been awarded to Acciacca Forest Products, Inc.; Baraga, MI

Fairlane Timber Sale

Sale has been awarded to: Tigerton Lumber Co., Tigerton, WI

Western Pit Expansion Re-Ad

Sale Awarded to: Blaze Timmins Forestry Inc., Bessemer, MI

Shivering Timbers Re-Ad Sale

Sale was awarded to: J. Carey Logging, Channing, MI

Ringneck Timber Sale

Bid Opening: 1:00 PM CT (Local Time) on July 13, 2021 at the Watersmeet/Iron River Ranger District Office, E23979 US 2 East, Watersmeet, MI 49969

Raptor Timber Sale

Sale has been awarded to: TSI Logging, Inc., Eagle River, WI

Lone Wolf Re-Ad

No Bids Received.


Contract awarded to Acciacca Forest Products, Inc., Baraga, MI.

Aho Creek Sale

Contract has been awarded to: Cloverland Logging, LLC Eagle River, WI

Sixty Four Stewardship

Contract Awarded to: SAPPI North America, Inc. Cloquet, MN