Timber Sales

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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.


Fall 2018 County Forest Timber Sale Bid Information


 click here for a copy of the Summary of Bids awarded by the LCFM Committee on 11/12/2018.

Please note that no bids were submitted for Tract 13-18 and this tract remains open for bidding until 4:00pm on December 19, 2018

Information pertaining to each of the eight (8) timber sales offered for bid is listed in the table below.  Click on the Tract No. to view the prospectus and map for that Tract.  A georeferenced .pdf of each timber sale map is also available.  These georeferenced maps can be used with smartphone GPS and a free app named "Avenza Maps" to allow you to navigate to and within each timber sale.

If you are interested in bidding please read the "Letter To Timber Buyers".  Summaries of previous bids are available at the bottom of this page  Please use the bid forms provided below.

 Click here for a copy of the "Letter To Timber Buyers"

Click here for blank bid forms.

Click here for a map that shows the locations of all of the Tracts within the Chippewa County Forest.


 Tract 11-18 New ATV Trail Aspen
 Tract 11-18 Georeferenced Map

 Tract 12-18 New ATV Trail Hardwoods

 Tract 12-18 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 13-18 Meadows Lake Sale
 Tract 13-18 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 14-18 O'Neil Hardwoods Sale
 Tract 14-18 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 15-18 Former Sale 1193 Overstory Removal
 Tract 15-18 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 16-18 East Spence Lake Aspen Regeneration
 Tract 16-18 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 17-18 L_McEathron Aspen Regeneration
 Tract 17-18 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 18-18 Former Sale 1159 Overstory Removal
 Tract 18-18 Georeferenced Map





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


Town / Nearby Landmark


 1216-14 Active Willow Creek Flowage # 1
Theodore Strzok Logging



Cleveland/Pickerel Lake

Prokop Logging



Cleveland/Sand Lake Ski

Prokop Logging



Ruby/Bonn Road

Prokop Logging


Inactive  Birch Creek/Spring Creek Flowage
David Hakes Logging
 Cleveland/Hay Meadow Flowage 2
Prokop Logging
 Cleveland/Fishpole Lake
Prokop Logging


Ruby/330th Street/Hwy G

Prokop Logging

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


geo pdf

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


geo pdf

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


geo pdf

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


geo pdf

Active Birch Cr./Horseshoe Flowage Area
Prokop Logging


geo pdf

Active Sampson / East of Knickerbocker Lk
Theodore Strzok Logging


geo pdf

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


geo pdf

Inactive Sampson/Little Plummer Lake
Theodore Strzok Logging


geo pdf

Inactive Ruby/330th Ave
Theodore Strzok Logging


geo pdf

Auburn/ Gilberts Special Unit
Crank Logging

geo pdf
 Active  High Ridge/ Camp Nawakwa
 JNW Logging

geo pdf
 Inactive  Sampson/South of 290th Ave
 Theodore Strzok Logging

geo pdf
 Inactive  Birch Creek/Deer Fly Trail
 Michael Prokop Logging

geo pdf
 Inactive  Birch Creek / Hwy M and Deer Fly

geo pdf
 Active  Birch Creek / High Ridge Trail
 Theodore Strzok Logging

geo pdf
 Inactive  Ruby / Cty W  - Southwest of Mallard
 Theodore Strzok Logging


Previous Bid Summaries

 Click here for a SUMMARY OF BIDS SUBMITTED ON MAY 14, 2018.

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 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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