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 August 2, 2021
Current Invitations to Bid - Click on bid number to open the draft contract document.
  Silviculture Contracts
Contract Type
Contract #
Bid Close Date
Precommercial Thinning - SE Region 1867 July 12, 2021
Site Preparation Ground Herbicide - NW Region 1941 July 12, 2021
Conifer Release Hand Cutting - Oly Region 3005 July 8, 2021
Site Preparation Ground Herbicide - Oly Region 3006 July 29, 2021
Conifer Release Hand Cutting - SPS Region 3007 August 3, 2021
Mechanical Fuels Reduction - NE Region # 3001 August 13, 2021
Conifer Release Ground Herbicide - Oly Region 3008 August 19, 2021
Precommercial Thinning - Oly Region 3011 August 26, 2021
Precommercial Thinning - Oly Region 3012 September 2, 2021

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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 (FY22, July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022). For information on previous contracts, please contact