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state forest timber sale bid packages and results.
DNR managed lands (fisheries, parks and wildlife properties) timber sale bid packages and results.
Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest timber sale bid packages and results.

Northern Highland American Legion State ForestTimber sales

A bid package is available about three weeks prior to the bid opening. This package includes:

  • map of each timber sale area;
  • legal description of the sale area;
  • purpose of the sale;
  • estimated volume by species to be cut;
  • minimum acceptable bid by species and product;
  • description of the cutting boundary;
  • general harvesting guidelines; and
  • and contract length and special contract requirements.

This timber sale prospectus also highlights the date, time and location of the bid opening and states the requirements for performance bond, stumpage payments, worker's compensation insurance and logger training as mandated by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) forest certification program.

Bid requirements

In order for the Department of Natural Resources to recognize your bid, you must complete and submit Timber Sale Bid (Form 2400-049) [PDF]. You may also view the Timber Sales Contract (Form 2400-005) [PDF] to see the types of issues addressed in state forest timber sale contracts.

Please note that a lock box has been added under the kiosk at the entrance of the Trout Lake Headquarters building. Individuals interested in bidding on Spring 2020 timber sales may drop off bids at this location prior to 1:30 PM on May 6.

Please direct any questions you have to Tom Shockley, NHAL State Forest Team Leader, at 715-614-4443 or

Summer 2020

2020/2021 Presales

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2019/2020 Presales

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State forest certification numbers

Certification of Wisconsin's forestry programs by independent, third-party organizations means that management of Wisconsin's forests meets strict standards for ecological, social and economic sustainability. The state forests are certified under the standards of both the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forest Initiative. Certification numbers for the Black River State Forest are:

  • FSC Certification # SCS-FM/COC-0007N
  • SFI Certification # NSF-SFIS-1Y941-S1

Additional information on State Forest Certification

Additional information

The Department of Natural Resources Timber Sale Handbook outlines DNR policies and procedures for conducting timber sales on public lands (state forest and county forests).

The DNR-Division of Forestry Silviculture Handbook describes the science-based and systematic approaches used by forest managers to implement management recommendations and decisions for each major timber type found in Wisconsin. These standards apply to all DNR-owned lands, all acreage designated as county forest land and private lands enrolled in the state's forest tax law programs.

Last revised: Wednesday June 03 2020