state forests contain an abundance of high-quality forest products, an integral
part of the materials base of the commonwealth’s $19 billion per year forest
Pennsylvania’s consumers and the general economy benefit from this regionally
important supply of forest products, including timber.
of Forestry offers for sale more than 70 million board feet of timber per year.
harvested from Pennsylvania’s state forests is FSC®
certified. This ensures
that the chain-of-custody from the forestland to the mill can be continued, and
that products are coming from forests managed in an environmentally responsible
for State Forest Timber Sales
More than 180
timber sales are available to eligible buyers to bid on annually. DCNR’s timber
sales are sold by sealed bids that are opened during a public bid opening at a
scheduled time and date.
listing of bid openings and recently awarded bids for timber stumpage sales on
state forest land is available.
information, including contact information, for individual sales can be located
within that sale’s prospectus.
are timber sales that did not receive a bid that exceeded the predetermined
minimum bid value. These sales are available for purchase.
Because the bid
opening date for these sales has passed, certain information in the prospectus
will be out of date. For current information about a no-bid sale, please
contact the state forest
district where the sale is located.
consistent yield of forest products to the market from state forest land helps
promote stability in this sector of Pennsylvania’s economy and keeps sawmills
and other wood product industries operational, even during poor economic times
when timber stumpage prices are low.
consistent yields of timber from state forest land also helps stabilize
revenues for the DCNR Bureau of Forestry over time. All revenue from timber receipts
go into the bureau’s operating budget.
Timber sales generate
significant revenue for the commonwealth. From 2008 to 2015, Pennsylvania
received income from timber sales averaging more than $22 million.