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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.

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Click here for a SUMMARY OF BIDS SUBMITTED ON MAY 14, 2018.  Bids are pending approval by the County Land Conservation & Forest Management Committee on May 16, 2018.

 

SALES CURRENTLY OFFERED FOR BIDDING - CHIPPEWA COUNTY FOREST

BIDS DUE 1:00 P.M., Monday, May 14, 2018

Click here for Bidder Instructions

Bid Forms for Spring 2018 Chippewa County Timber Sale

Map Showing Location of all Tracts

The table below contains a prospectus and maps for each Tract.  As indicated in the table below, one of the maps is provided for use with a free smartphone application called Avenza Maps.  The app allows users to view a map on their phone and their location shows up on the map as a blue dot.  The Avenza Maps mobile app uses the phone’s GPS receiver and does not need cell reception.  The app works with your phone on “low power” mode to prolong battery life. 

To use the Avenza Maps App (free):

  1. Download the Avenza Maps App to your smartphone https://www.avenzamaps.com/index.html
  2. Click on the desired map to download the map to your smartphone and then “open with” the Avenza Maps App. 

It has proven to be most efficient to download the apps and files when you are on WiFi. 

 Tract #
 Name of Sale
 Tract 1-18

 Nawakwa Aspen Sale Prospectus

Tract 1-18 Map for Avenza

 Tract 2-18

 Little Canada Oak Sale Prospectus

Tract 2-18 Map for Avenza

 Tract 3-18

 Deer Fly Thinning Sale Prospectus

Tract 3-18 Map for Avenza

 Tract 4-18

 Barr Lake Aspen Sale Prospectus


Tract 4-18 Map for Avenza

 Tract 5-18
 Joli Aspen Sale Prospectus


Tract 5-18 Map for Avenza
 Tract 6-18
 Hwy M Aspen Sale Prospectus


Tract 6-18 Map for Avenza
 Tract 7-18

 Hwy E Aspen Sale Prospectus

Tract 7-18 Map for Avenza

 Tract 8-18

 Willow Flowage 1 Aspen Sale Prospectus

Tract 8-18 Map for Avenza

 Tract 9-18

 High Ridge Aspen & Oak Sale Prospectus

Tract 9-18 Map for Avenza

 Track 10-18

 Ruby Hardwood Sale Prospectus

Tract 10-18 Map for Avenza

 

 


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





1218-14

Inactive

Birch Creek/Deer Fly Tr

Theodore Strzok Logging




 

Tax Deed

Inactive

Lake Holcombe/Pine Lake

Theodore Strzok Logging

1236-16

Inactive

Cleveland/Pickerel Lake

Prokop Logging

 

   

 

1242-16

Inactive

Cleveland/Sand Lake Ski

Prokop Logging

1246-16

Inactive

Ruby/Bonn Road

Prokop Logging

1247-17

Inactive  Birch Creek/Spring Creek Flowage
David Hakes Logging
1248-17
Inactive
 Cleveland/Hay Meadow Flowage 2
Prokop Logging
1249-17
Inactive
 Cleveland/Fishpole Lake
Prokop Logging
1250-17 

Inactive

Ruby/330th Street/Hwy G

Prokop Logging

1251-17 
Inactive
Ruby/North End Ruby Game Trail
David Hakes Logging
1252-17 
Inactive
Birch Creek/West of Firth Lake
Theodore Strzok Logging
1253-17  
Inactive Ruby/Mallard Flowage
Theodore Strzok Logging
1254-17 
Inactive
Birch Creek/Tealey Creek Game Tr.
Prokop Logging

1257-17

geo pdf

Inactive
Birch Cr./Hwy M and West ATV Tr.
Theodore Strzok Logging

1258-17

geo pdf

Inactive  Birch Cr./ATV Trail So. of 300th Ave
Andrew LeMay

1259-17

geo pdf

Inactive Birch Cr. / West side of Moon Ridge
Northwest Hardwoods

1260-17

geo pdf

Active Birch Cr./Horseshoe Flowage Area
Prokop Logging

1261-17

geo pdf

Inactive Sampson / East of Knickerbocker Lk
Theodore Strzok Logging

1262-17

geo pdf

Inactive Birch Cr. / Deer Fly Tr./High Ridge Tr.
Theodore Strzok Logging

1263-17

geo pdf

Inactive Sampson/Little Plummer Lake
Theodore Strzok Logging

1264-17

geo pdf

Inactive Ruby/330th Ave
Theodore Strzok Logging

1265-17

geo pdf

Inactive
Auburn/ Gilberts Special Unit
Crank Logging

 

Previous Bid Summaries

click Fall 2017 Bid Summary  [PDF] 

Summary of Bids Awarded in Spring 2017 please click here.

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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