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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 managed 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. 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) totaling 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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SALES CURRENTLY OFFERED FOR BIDDING - CHIPPEWA COUNTY FOREST

BIDS DUE 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020

 Bid Forms for June 17, 2020  Chippewa County Forest Timber Sales

Map Showing Location of all Tracts

-Tract #1-20     M & E Clean Up

-Tract #3-20     Rassmussen Overstory Removal

-Tract #4-20     O'Neil Ash

-Tract #5-20     Sunfish Lake Overstory Removal

Tract #6-20      Birch Creek Hardwoods Sale

 

Contracted Timber Sale Information

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. 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.

Timber Sale Contract

Status

Sale Name

Contractor

1242-16

Inactive

Sand Lake Sale

Prokop Logging

1247-17

Inactive  Spring Creek #2 Ash Removal & Swamp Hardwood Thinning
David Hakes Logging
1249-17
Inactive
Fishpole Lake Drainage Selection Harvest
Prokop Logging
1252-17 
Inactive
MOSES II Northern Hardwood Thinning
Theodore Strzok Logging
1253-17  
Inactive Mallard Flowage Northern Hardwood Thinning
Theodore Strzok Logging
1254-17 
Inactive
Tealey Creek Aspen Regeneration
Prokop Logging

1257-17

geo pdf

Inactive
Hwy M Snowmobile Trail Ash
Theodore Strzok Logging

1258-17

geo pdf

Inactive  Tealey Creek Hardwoods Sale
Andrew LeMay

1262-17

geo pdf

Inactive Ash Hill
Theodore Strzok Logging

1263-17

geo pdf

Inactive Plummer Lake Overstory Removal Sale
Theodore Strzok Logging

1264-17

geo pdf

Inactive Ruby 330th Hardwoods Thinning
Theodore Strzok Logging
1267-18

geo pdf
 Inactive  Little Canada Oak Sale
 Theodore Strzok Logging
1275-18

geo pdf
 Inactive  Ruby Hardwood Sale
 Theodore Strzok Logging
 

1277-18

geopdf of site

 Inactive  New ATV Hardwood Sale
 Michael Prokop Logging

1278-18

geopdf of site

 Inactive  O'Neil Hardwoods Sale
 Buffaloe Lumber and Tie

1279-18

geopdf of site

 Inactive  Camp Lake Overstory Removal - Former Sale 1193
 NW Hardwoods

1281-18

geopdf of site

Inactive  L McEathron Aspen
 Futurewood

1282-18

geopdf of site

 Inactive  Camp Lake Overstory Removal - Former Sale 1159
 NW Hardwoods

1283-19

geopdf of site

 Inactive  North Bradley Lake Oak
 Theodore Strzok Logging

1284-19

geopdf of site
 Inactive  East Firth Lake Hardwoods Sale
 Theodore Strzok Logging

1285-19

geopdf of site

 Inactive  Hickory Ridge Aspen & Oak Thinning
 Theodore Strzok Logging

1286-19

geopdf of site

 Inactive Firth Lake Ash
 Travis Krizan

1288-19

geopdf of site

 Inactive  Birch Creek Flowage Aspen
 Kron Forest Products

1289-19

geopdf of site

 Inactive Moon Ridge & Norway Trail Ash
 David Hakes Logging

1290-19

geopdf of site

 Inactive
Moon Ridge & Hwy M Ash
 David Hakes Logging

 1291-19

 Inactive  Tram Lake Oak Sale
 Theodore Strzok Logging
 1292-19  Active  Tram Lake Aspen Sale
 Prokop Logging
 1293-19  Inactive  Maxfield Clearcut Sale
 Theodore Strzok Logging
 1294-19  Inactive  Maxfield East Sale
 David Hakes Logging
 1295-20  Inactive  Deer Fly ROW Sale
 David Hakes Logging
 1296-20
 Inactive  Willow #2 & #3 Aspen Regeneration & Hardwood Thinning Sale
 David Hakes Logging
 1297-20  Active  Spring Creek Aspen Sale
 Futurewood
 1298-20  Inactive  Ruby Red Maple Sale
 Lakeland Forestry
 1299-20  Inactive  Hwy M Red Pine Sale  David Hakes Logging

 

Previous Bid Summaries

Click here for a copy of the Summary of Bids subject to LCFM Committee approval 5/20/20

Click here for a copy of the Summary of Bids awarded by the LCFM Committee on 11/20/19

Click here for a copy of the Summary of Bids awarded by the LCFM Committee on 5/15/2019.

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

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 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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