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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. 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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Timber Sale(s) Available for Direct Purchase:

Tract 13-18 is available for direct sale for a cost of $10,576 assuming species costs and volume as listed on the following prospectus:  Tract 13-18 Meadows Lake Sale   Tract 13-18 Georeferenced Map

 

Spring 2019 County Forest Timber Sale Bid Information

Please Click Here For A Summary of Bids Received to be considered by Land Conservation & Forest Management Committee on May 15.

 

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 a copy of the Bid Forms

 

 Tract 1-19 North Bradley Lake Oak
 Tract 1-19 Georeferenced Map

Tract 2-19 East Firth Lake Hardwoods

 Tract 2-19 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 3-19 Hickory Ridge Aspen & Oak Thinning
 Tract 3-19 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 4-19 Firth Lake Ash
 Tract 4-19 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 5-19 Ice Age Aspen
 Tract 5-19 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 6-19 Birch Creek Flowage Aspen
 Tract 6-19 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 8-19 Moon Ridge and Norway Trail Ash
 Tract 8-19 Georeferenced Map
 Tract 9-19 Moon Ridge and Hwy M Ash
 Tract 9-19 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

Status

Town / Nearby Landmark

Contractor

1242-16

Inactive

Cleveland/Sand Lake Ski

Prokop Logging

1246-16

Active

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

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
 1266-18

geo pdf
 Active  High Ridge/ Camp Nawakwa
 JNW Logging
 1267-18

geo pdf
 Inactive  Sampson/South of 290th Ave
 Theodore Strzok Logging
1268-18

geo pdf
 Inactive  Birch Creek/Deer Fly Trail
 Michael Prokop Logging
1271-18

geo pdf
 Inactive  Birch Creek / Hwy M and Deer Fly
 Futurewood
1275-18

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

1276-18

geopdf of site

 Inactive  New ATV Trail/Moon Ridge North
 Futurewood

1277-18

geopdf of site

 Inactive  New ATV Trail/Moon Ridge South
 Michael Prokop Logging

1278-18

geopdf of site

 Inactive  O'Neil Creek Flowage
 Buffaloe Lumber and Tie

1279-18

geopdf of site

 Inactive  Camp Lake Trail
 NW Hardwoods

1280-18

geopdf of site

 Active  Spence Lake
 Futurewood

1281-18

geopdf of site

 Inactive  North Highbanks Rd/ATV Trail
 Futurewood

1282-18

geopdf of site

 Inactive  Camp Lake Trail
 NW Hardwoods

 

Previous Bid Summaries

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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