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 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 April 2, 2020
Current Invitations to Bid - Click on bid number to open the draft contract document.
Date Bids Opened
|Site Preparation Ground Herbicide - NE Region||1791||July 10, 2019|
|Precommercial Thinning - NE Region||1768||August 1, 2019|
|Precommercial Thinning - NE Region||1794||August 1, 2019|
|Precommercial Thinning - NE Region||1795||August 1, 2019|
|Ground Herbicide, Foliar - Oly Region||1801||August 20, 2019|
|Ground Herbicide, BLM - Oly Region||1800||August 23, 2019|
|Fuels Reduction - GNA via SE Region##||1811||September 20, 2019|
|Precommercial Thinning - PC Region||1802||September 27, 2019|
|Tree Planting - Oly Region||1809||November 21, 2019|
|Tree Planting - Oly Region||1810||November 21, 2019|
|Tree Planting - NW Region||1818||October 31, 2019|
|Tree Planting - NW Region||1819||October 31, 2019|
|Tree Planting - SE Region||1773||November 20, 2019|
|Tree Planting - PC Region||1805||November 20, 2019|
|Tree Planting - PC Region||1806||November 20, 2019|
|Tree Planting - PC Region||1807||November 20, 2019|
|Tree Planting - SPS Region||1820||December 4, 2019|
|Ground Herbicide, BLM - NW Region||1823||February 19, 2020|
|Tree Planting - NE Region||1812||February 27, 2020|
|Tree Planting - NE Region||1813||February 27, 2020|
|Tree Planting - NE Region||1814||February 27, 2020|
|Tree Planting - NE Region||1815||February 27, 2020|
|Tree Planting w/ spot treatment - NE Region||1816||February 27, 2020|
|Conifer Release, hand cutting - NW Region||1826||April 22, 2020|
|Conifer Release, ground herbicide - PC Region||1825||March 25, 2020|
|Precommercial Thinning - Oly Region||1828||May 6, 2020|
|Precommercial Thinning - SE Region||1808||May 1, 2020|
## 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 Zak.Thomas@dnr.wa.gov.