Attention: Timber Sale Auctions
Due to ongoing efforts to maintain social distancing in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, the March 2020 auctions will be conducted remotely following the guidelines in the
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On the pages linked below you will find out how DNR sells state trust land timber, and how we market timber and other forest products to earn income to build our public schools, universities, state mental hospitals and other institutions and to help fund local services in many counties. These diverse forests across the state offer many ways to generate income while providing fish and wildlife habitat and recreation and educational opportunities for the public.
Currently, all DNR-managed forestlands and conservation areas in Washington state (2.4 million acres) are certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) program Standard. About 176,000 acres of those forestlands are also certified under the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) US Forest Management Standard. These FSC-certified forests are located within DNR’s South Puget Habitat Conservation Plan Planning Unit (located in King, Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Kitsap, and Mason counties). DNR will manage timber harvests from forested state trust lands in a manner consistent with accepted best practices for sustainability and demonstrate that through third-party certification. DNR is working with FSC to generate more direct benefit to trust beneficiaries from FSC certification which could justify expansion of the program to more forested state trust lands.
DNR has developed a product sales viewer for timber and biomass sales that are proposed for auction. The viewer is interactive and will display the sale outline set against a back drop of aerial photos, and basic topographic or back ground maps. Click here for the user guide or proceed to the auction page to launch the tool.
Approximately 176,000 acres of DNR-managed
forested state trust lands and natural areas
within the South Puget Planning Unit are
certified under the FSC® US
Forest Management Standard.
DNR's FSC certificate number is:
BV-FM / COC-080501
All DNR-managed forested state trust lands
and natural areas across Washington State
(approximately 2.4 million acres) are certified
under the SFI® 2015-2019 program Standard.
DNR's SFI certificate number is: