Silviculture on State Lands

Growing state forests through state trust lands forest management

We use silviculture activities to achieve a variety of agency objectives. By promoting forest health and productivity, increasing revenue, and sustaining wildlife habitat, these activities play a key active role in keeping Washington's forested state trust lands vibrant and healthy.

Silviculture Contracts

Silviculture contracts fall under several categories: Tree Planting, Pre-Commercial Thinning, Site Preparation, and Conifer Release. If you are interested in bidding on silviculture contracts, please browse this information to find out about the bidding process and current and anticipated contracts open for bid.
New contracts in green: updated Septmeber 22, 2020
Current Invitations to Bid - Click on bid number to open the draft contract document.
  Silviculture Contracts
Contract Type
Contract #
Bid Close Date
Fuels Reduction - GNA via SE Region# 1858 July 9, 2020
Site Preparation Aerial Herbicide - NW Region 1859 July 15, 2020
Site Preparation Ground Herbicide - NW Region 1824 July 22 2020
Conifer Release Ground Herbicide (basal) - Oly Region 1862 August 20, 2020
Conifer Release Ground Herbicide - Oly Region 1863 August 20, 2020
Fuels Reduction - GNA via SE Region# 1827 August 21, 2020
Fall Tree Planting - PC Region 1852 August 20, 2020
Precommercial Thinning - SE Region 1797 August 26, 2020
Conifer Release Hand Cutting - PC Region 1860 September 17, 2020
Fuels Reduction/Piling - GNA via NE Region# 1865 September 30, 2020
Precommercial Thinning - Oly Region 1872 October 29, 2020

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# These contracts are administered by Good Neighbor Authority (GNA). Work takes place on Federal lands and may be administered by both DNR and USFS staff.

NE = Northeast Region, NW = Northwest Region, Oly = Olympic Region, PC = Pacific Cascade Region, SPS = South Puget South Region, SE = Southeast Region.
Posted contracts are from the current fiscal year (FY20, July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020). For information on previous contracts, please contact