Timber Sale Program


The Douglas County Forestry Department prides itself on its sound forest management practices.  Professional Foresters and staff utilize up-to-date practices and technology to manage Wisconsin's largest county forest.  The Douglas County Forestry Department typically has three timber sale auctions per year with the annual harvest between 4,000 and 4,500 acres.

Timber Sales Available for Direct Purchase

Douglas County Forestry Department has the following timber sale tracts that are available for direct purchase. These sales may be purchased “over the counter” on a first come, first serve basis. Policy dictates that sales that remain unsold after two public advertisements may be sold direct at the appraised values. Please note that prior prospectus offerings of these sales included the advertised values as the minimums, which are 15% lower than the appraised values. The appraised value minimums are included on the individual sale maps at the links below. These are the minimum values which must be met in order to purchase any of these sales.

For general timber sale contract purchasing requirements for these sales, please click this link: Douglas County Timber Sale Purchasing Requirements

(Please note that the information in this file covers bidding and bid guarantee bond requirements as well, which would not apply to these direct sales.)

Please contact the individual noted in each description below or our office if you have any interest in purchasing any of these tracts. (These sale map files are 2 page files with contract specifications on the second page.)

Tract #11-17 – 465 cords (360 Tamarack, 105 Mixed HW), Town of Oakland, 27 acres, Frozen Ground Access, Contact Justin Holmes at 715-816-4258  or Justin.Holmes@douglascountywi.org

Tract #30-17 – 1,160 cords (1,160 Mixed HW), Town of Dairyland, 60 acres, All-season access 30% and Frozen Ground Access 70%, Contact Alex Rowe at 715-816-4274 or Alex.Rowe@douglascountywi.org

Any of these tracts may be purchased on a first come, first serve basis. All other normal contract requirements apply including; proof of insurance, current SFI training standard, 20% performance bond, and entering into a 2 year contract with Douglas County.

Online Bid Forms Are Now Available
Species and Estimated Volumes are listed in the form for each Tract.  Follow the Bid Form link below, enter your bid information, then print, sign, and date, then remit bid forms to the Douglas County Forestry Department.  A link to instructions for completing electronic bid forms is below.

Instructions for Completing Electronic Bid Forms


 2018 Timber Sale Prospectus & Bid Results

 Prospectus  Bid Form  Bid Results
 March  March March
 June  June  June
 October  October  October

 2017 Timber Sale Prospectus & Bid Results

 Prospectus  Bid Form  Bid Results
 March  March  March
 June  June  June
 October  October  October

  2016 Timber Sale Prospectus & Bid Results

 Prospectus Bid Form  Bid Results
March  March March
June  June  June 
October  October  October

2015 Timber Sale Prospectus & Bid Results


 Bid Form

 Bid Results
March March Bid Form

Please note there are two forms.

Bid Form Tract 51-14 Only
June June
October October Bid Form

Please note there are two forms.

Bid Form Tract 49-14 and 45-15 Only

  2014 Timber Sale Prospectus & Bid Results

 Prospectus  Bid Form  Bid Results
March March March
June June June
October  October  October