Attention: Timber Sale Auctions
As of April 2023: All regions will be holding hybrid style auctions. Hybrid auctions will allow interested parties to attend the auctions in person while still providing a virtual opportunity to view the auction if not able to attend. For more information, please see the February 2023 Auction Announcement.
Purchaser Extension Letter & Guidance - New as of May, 2020
View a list of additional operational changes related to COVID-19.
DNR manages more than 2.4 million acres of forested state trust lands for long-term timber production, specific habitat objectives, protection of water resources, and public recreation opportunities. Trust land timber and other forest products help generate revenue for designated beneficiaries, including public K-12 schools, universities, and other state facilities, and also to help fund local services in many counties.
On the pages linked below, you can find upcoming auction bidding opportunities, access auction packets and auction results, run queries to find upcoming timber sales and log prices, and review past timber auction books.
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 backdrop of aerial photos, and basic topographic or background maps. Click here for the user guide.
Purchasing Certified Wood
DNR works to ensure that timber products from our managed lands are grown and harvested to protect core environmental and social values, and demonstrates this commitment through voluntary forest certification. All DNR-managed forestlands and conservation areas in Washington State (over 2.4 million acres) are certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) 2022 Forest Management Standard. About 176,000 acres of those forestlands, located in DNR’s South Puget Habitat Conservation Plan Planning Unit, are also certified to the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C012959) U.S. Forest Management Standard.
To learn more about forest certification and view information about DNR’s commitments to sustainable forestry, please visit our Forest Certification webpage. To learn more about chain-of-custody and demonstrating that your timber is derived from a responsibly managed forest or to learn about the FSC or SFI programs, please visit us.fsc.org/en-us or forests.org, respectively.
A list of FSC- and SFI-certified timber sales can be found at the links below.
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® 2022 Standard.
DNR's SFI certificate number is: