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The Chippewa County Forest is a working forest that serves multiple purposes.  The Chippewa County Forest is managed in accordance with the State of Wisconsin County Forest Law (Chapter 28: Public Forests, Wisconsin Statutes), Chapter 16 of the Chippewa County Code of Ordinances, 2006-2020 County Forest Comprehensive Land Use Plan, and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) US Forest Management Standards.

The County Forest is manged for optimum production of forest products together with recreational opportunities, wildlife, watershed protection and stabilization of stream flow, giving full recognition to the concept of multiple use to assure maximum public benefits. 

According to a 2005 University of Wisconsin Extension publication titled "Wisconsin Land Use Megatrends: Forests", Wisconsin forest products are a $20 billion industry which provides 1 out of every 6 manufacturing jobs in the state.  Wisconsin's forests are also a foundational element of the tourism industry.

All Chippewa County forest products and timber sales are certified as sustainable - Forest Stewardship Council ® (FSC® C006090) FSC 100%. This third-party certification provides assurance that the forest is being managed under the principles of sustainable forestry.  Sustainable forestry certification is a voluntary, market-based tool that supports responsible forest management worldwide.  Certified forest products are verified from the forest of origin through the supply chain.   Certification ensures that the forest products used are from responsibly harvested and verified sources.

Chippewa County manages the forest in close cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.  As part of the County's forest management strategy, a maximum allowable harvest of approximately 700 acres per year has been established.  At present, the Chippewa County Land, Forest, and Parks Committee sells 10-15 timber sales (i.e. individual harvest units) totalling approximately 700 acres per year. Sales are offered twice annually (April and November) through a public-notice, sealed bid process.

Gross timber sale revenues range from $ 400,000 to $ 600,000 per year. Twelve percent of this revenue is paid directly to local townships.  The remainder of the revenue is returned to the general fund, a portion of which funds the operations of the Forest & Trails Division of the Dept. of Land Conservation and Forest Management.

 

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have published a Chippewa County Forest Economy Fact Sheet which provides specific data relating to employment and economic output relating to the forest products industry in Chippewa County.


Timber Sales Currently Available For Bidding (updated May 15, 2017)

For a Draft Summary of Bids Received on May 15, 2017 please click here.  It is anticipated that contracts will be awarded to the high bidders by the Land Conservation & Forest Management Committee at their meeting scheduled for May 17, 2017.  Tract 1-17 will remain open for bidding until  June 21, 2017. 

 

Instructions for Bidders

Bid Forms (bid form for state sale included with the prospectus)

Map showing location of all sales

The listing below contains a prospectus with a map for each tract of timber offered for bid (left side of list).  The right column in the list below contains a link to a copy of the timber sale map which contains spatial information so that it can be used with a free App named Avenza PDF Maps.  Information about this app and how to download it can be found at: http://www.avenza.com/pdf-maps .  The App will allow you to utilize your smartphone's GPS system to display where you are at on the map - never waste time searching for a timber sale again!!!.

 State Sale at Tow Lawin Wildlife Area
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 Tract 17-16: Spring Creek 2 Ash Removal & Hardwood Thinning
  Tract 17-16: Georeferenced PDF
 Tract 19-16: Hay Meadow Hardwood Selection Harvest
  Tract 19-16: Georeferenced PDF
 Tract 20-16: Fishpole Lake Drainage Selection Harvest
   Tract 20-16: Georeferenced PDF
 Tract 1-17: Hwy M Snowmobile Trail Ash
   Tract 1-17: Georeferenced PDF
 Tract 2-17: 330th Street Pine Thinning
   Tract 2-17: Georeferenced PDF
 Tract 3-17:Ruby Game Trail "76 Aspen" With Conifers
   Tract 3-17: Georeferenced PDF
 Tract 4-17: Moses II Northern Hardwood Thinning
   Tract 4-17: Georeferenced PDF
 Tract 5-17: Mallard Flowage Northern Hardwood Thinning
   Tract 5-17: Georeferenced PDF
 Tract 6-17: Tealey Creek Aspen Regeneration
   Tract 6-17: Georeferenced PDF
Tract 7-17: Moon Ridge Trail Selection Harvest 
 Tract 7-17: Georeferenced PDF

 

For a Summary of Bids Received on May 15, 2017 please click here.  It is anticipated that contracts will be awarded to the high bidders.  Tract 1-17 will remain open for bidding until  June 21, 2017.

 

Previous Bid Summaries

Summary of Bids received on 11/14/2016

Click here for a Summary of Bids Received on May 16,2016 [pdf]

Click here for a Summary of Timber Sale Bids Received Fall of 2015 [pdf]

 Click here for a Summary of Spring 2015 Timber Sale Bids [PDF]

Click here for a SUMMARY OF 11/17/2014 TIMBER SALE BIDS - COUNTY FOREST [PDF]

Click here for a complete summary of timber sale bids received in April 2014 [PDF]

Click here for a complete summary of timber sale bids received in November 2013 [PDF]

 Click here for a complete summary of timber sale bids received in April 2013 [PDF]


 

The table below is a complete listing of all timber sales currently under contract.  Timber sales that are currently in operation are highlighted in red.  Please click on the Timber Sale Contract No. to see a map and a general description of the timber sale.

Timber Sale Contract

Status

Town / Nearby Landmark

Contractor

1189-12

Inactive

Birch Creek/Maxfield Rd

Prokop Logging

1210-13

Inactive

Ruby/Fischer River/Co. Line

Bruce Burmeister Logging

1202-13

Inactive

Birch Creek/Hwy M

Theodore Strzok Logging

1208-13

Inactive

Sampson / Dog Island Ski

Theodore Strzok Logging

1216-14

Inactive

Birch Creek/Willow Fl. #1

Theodore Strzok Logging

1217-14

Inactive

Sampson/Highland Lake

Theodore Strzok Logging

1218-14

Inactive

Birch Creek/Deer Fly Tr

Theodore Strzok Logging

1220-14

Inactive

Birch Creek/Firth Lake

Theodore Strzok Logging

1221-14

Inactive

Birch Creek/Firth Lake

Theodore Strzok Logging

1227-15

Inactive

Cleveland/Norway Trail

Theodore Strzok Logging

1229-15

Inactive

Cleveland/Hickory Ridge Ski

Theodore Strzok Logging

1230-15

Inactive

Cleveland/ Raatz Lake Ski

Theodore Strzok Logging

Tax Deed

Inactive

Lake Holcombe/Pine Lake

Theodore Strzok Logging

1231-15

Inactive

Cleveland/Tram Lake Ski

Futurewood

1232-15

Active

Birch Creek/Willow 2

Prokop Logging

1233-16

Inactive

Cleveland/Rat Lake Ski

Futurewood

1236-16

Inactive

Cleveland/Pickerel Lake

Prokop Logging

1242-16

Inactive

Cleveland/Sand Lake Ski

Prokop Logging

1244-16

Active

Birch Creek/Moon Ridge

Prokop Logging

1245-16

Inactive

Birch Creek/Firth Lake

Prokop Logging

1246-16

Inactive

Ruby/Bonn Road

Prokop Logging

1239-16

Inactive

Birch Creek/ATV Trail

Northwest Hardwoods

1243-16

Active

Sampson/Spence Lake

Theodore Strzok Logging

Tax Deed

Inactive

Howard

Theodore Strzok Logging

1234-16

Inactive

Ruby/Hwy W

Kafka Forestry

1235-16

Active

Cleveland/Pickerel Lake

Bridge Creek Logging

 

Previous Bid Summaries

Summary of Bids received on 11/14/2016

Click here for a Summary of Bids Received on May 16,2016 [pdf]

Click here for a Summary of Timber Sale Bids Received Fall of 2015 [pdf]

 Click here for a Summary of Spring 2015 Timber Sale Bids [PDF]

Click here for a SUMMARY OF 11/17/2014 TIMBER SALE BIDS - COUNTY FOREST [PDF]

Click here for a complete summary of timber sale bids received in April 2014 [PDF]

Click here for a complete summary of timber sale bids received in November 2013 [PDF]

 Click here for a complete summary of timber sale bids received in April 2013 [PDF]


 


 

 

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