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Timber Sales on State Forests

Pursuant to Section 9-0505 of the Environmental Conservation Law, the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) sells standing timber from State Forests. The timber is marked by DEC foresters and then sold to the highest responsible bidder through a public, competitive bidding process.

NOTICE TO BIDDER'S:

Effective immediately, all bidder's must complete a "Certification Under Executive Order No. 16," which provides that "All Affected State Entities are directed to refrain from entering into any new contract or renewing any existing contract with an entity conducting business operations in Russia." The complete text of Executive Order no. 16 can be found here.

The above-mentioned form must be submitted with all Bid Proposals, Sexual Harassment Prevention Certifications, and Bidder's/Proposer's Certifications when bidding on sales. You will find the "Executive Order No. 16" Certification listed as an "Addendum" on upcoming sales in the below charts. If there is no "Addendum" for the sale, the "Executive Order No. 16" has already been included in the forms with the Notice of Sale of Forest Products.

Department forester using blue tree marking paint on a tree.
Trees are marked with paint
before being sold to
the highest bidder.

Green Certification

DEC's Division of Lands and Forests manages State Forests according to the sustainability standards set by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) (leaves DEC website) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) (leaves DEC website) - two organizations internationally recognized for establishing forest management standards. DEC's Division of Lands and Forests undergoes annual surveillance audits to certify that the standards are being met.

Timber sale contracts include provisions requiring the buyer to abide by best management practices (BMPs) to protect environmental resources. These BMPs include the use of temporary bridges or culverts to protect streams, installation of erosion control devices during and at completion of the harvest, seasonal harvesting restrictions to avoid wet soil conditions, and equipment restrictions to protect sensitive areas, among others.

Logger Training Requirements

Any person who will perform any duties related to the felling, handling and removal of trees under timber sale contracts on State Forests will be required to be Trained Logger Certified® (TLC) through the New York Logger Training Program (leaves DEC website). The New York Logger Training Program maintains this list of certified timber harvesters.

Truck drivers and loader operators are not required to be TLC if their only duties are the loading of forest products onto trucks and/or transportation of forest products from the harvest site.

Tree Growth

Current estimates based on forest inventory data and timber sale records indicate that DEC harvests less than half of the average annual growth each year. In other words, after accounting for natural death and harvest removals, the volume of wood on State Forests is still increasing.

Type of Timber Sales

Local sales have a winning bid amount less than $10,000, and are approved by the Regional Forester. Revenue sales have a winning bid of $10,000 or more, and require DEC approval. All sales valued at more than $500 (and those less than $500 which are thought to have substantial public interest) are publicly advertised and competitively bid.

Timber Sale Forms and Guidance

Generic Acknowledgment Form (PDF) - Many State timber sale contract documents require proper acknowledgment by a certified Notary Public. Documents that require proper acknowledgment include the contract itself, Certificate of Deposit for a performance bond, and extension requests. This generic acknowledgment form may be used when acknowledging documents related to a State timber sale.

Parties interested in bidding must contact the appropriate DEC office to obtain the required Sale of Forest Products Proposal, Bidders/Proposer's Certification, and bid envelope. Bids submitted on something other than the Forest Products Proposal, without the Bidder's/Proposer's Certification, and/or without a bid deposit, will be rejected.

Bid results will be posted no sooner than 24 hours after the bid opening date.

Effective January 1, 2019, State Finance Law §139-1 requires bidders on state procurements to complete and submit a Sexual Harassment Prevention Certification with their Bid Proposal and Bidder's/Proposer's Certification forms. Bidders will find the certification on Page 2 of the "Addendum" for the advertised sale, or, it will be included in the Notice of Sale of Forests Products, on the reverse side of the Bid Proposal.

Timber Sales on State Forests in Region 1

Contract # /
Bid Opening Date
Timber Notice of Sale Minimum
Bid
Submit
to*
Bid Results
- - - - - -

Timber Sales on State Forests in Region 3

Contract # /
Bid Opening Date
Timber Notice of Sale Minimum
Bid
Submit
to*
Bid Results
X012674
Sept. 29, 2022
hrdwd Dutchess 1 (PDF) $23,108.25 Albany

Timber Sales on State Forests in Region 4

Contract # /
Bid Opening Date
Timber Notice of Sale Minimum
Bid
Submit
to*
Bid Results
TX12734
Nov. 10, 2022
hrdwd Columbia 1 (PDF) $17,024 Albany
X012713
Oct. 27, 2022
sftwd Delaware 5 (PDF) $181,265 Albany
X012703
Oct. 6, 2022
sftwd Otsego 6 (PDF) $101,293.80 Albany

Timber Sales on State Forests in Region 5

Contract # /
Bid Opening Date
Timber Notice of Sale Minimum
Bid
Submit
to*
Bid Results
X012643
August 18, 2022
hrdwd Washington 1 (PDF) $20,000 Albany 1) Finch Paper, LLC - $36,579.29
2) D & L Tree Service, LLC - $24,650

Timber Sales on State Forests in Region 6

Contract # /
Bid Opening Date
Timber Notice of Sale Minimum
Bid
Submit
to*
Bid Results
X012723
Nov. 10, 2022
sftwd St. Lawrence 10 (PDF) $59,202.70 Albany
X012721
Oct. 27, 2022
sftwd Lewis 15 (PDF) $73,461.50 Albany
X012722
Oct. 20, 2022
sftwd Lewis 4 (PDF) $46,525 Albany
X012712
Oct. 13, 2022
sftwd Lewis 39 (PDF) $43,267 Albany
TX12693
Oct. 6, 2022
sftwd Lewis 28 (PDF) $9,888.50 Albany
X012692
Sept. 29, 2022
sftwd/
hrdwd
Lewis-Jefferson 2 (PDF) $48,046.50 Albany
TX12555
August 31, 2022
hrdwd/
sftwd
St. Lawrence 92 (PDF) $500 Watertown No Bids

Timber Sales on State Forests in Region 7

Contract # /
Bid Opening Date
Timber Notice of Sale Minimum
Bid
Submit
to*
Bid Results
X012731
Nov. 10, 2022
sftwd Chenango 19 (PDF) $93,599.50 Albany
X012729
Nov. 3, 2022
sftwd/
hrdwd
Madison 10 (PDF) $44,985 Albany
X012718
Oct. 27, 2022
sftwd Madison 12 (PDF) $92,000 Albany
TX12714
Oct. 27, 2022
hrdwd Chenango 9 (PDF) $10,369 Albany
TX12704
Oct. 6, 2022
hrdwd Chenango 5 (PDF) $5,005 Albany
X02702
Sept. 22, 2022
sftwd/
hrdwd
Chenango 1 (PDF) $97,100 Albany
X012676
Sept. 22, 2022
hrdwd Chenango 10 & 30 (PDF) $26,500 Albany
X012673
Sept. 15, 2022
sftwd Chenango 5 (PDF) $32,349 Albany 1) Burton's Logging, LLC - $85,500
2) Wadsworth Logging, Inc. - $85,000
3) Prentiss & Carlisle Mgmt. Co. - $42,840
X012635
August 25, 2022
sftwd

Madison 5 (PDF)

Addendum to Contract (PDF)

$16,581 Albany 1) Wadsworth Logging, Inc. - $25,500
X012653
August 11, 2022
sftwd Broome 1 (PDF) $32,505 Albany 1) 3B Timber Co., Inc. - $123,000
2) Wadsworth Logging, Inc. - $94,160

Timber Sales on State Forests in Region 8

Contract # /
Bid Opening Date
Timber Notice of Sale Minimum
Bid
Submit
to*
Bid Results
TX12642
August 4, 2022
hrdwd Steuben 8 (PDF) $9,254.40 Albany 1) Flowers Firewood, LLC - $12,900
2) Hale's Timber Harvesting - $9,254.40

Timber Sales on State Forests in Region 9

Contract # /
Bid Opening Date
Timber Notice of Sale Minimum
Bid
Submit
to*
Bid Results
X012736
Dec. 1, 2022
hrdwd Chautauqua 8 (PDF) $28,582 Albany
X012735
Nov. 10, 2022
hrdwd Allegany 3 (PDF) 65,935.50 Albany
X012733
Nov. 3, 2022
hrdwd Allegany 19 (PDF) $31,112.90 Albany
ALL7(395)
October 13, 2022
hrdwd Allegany 7 (PDF) $6,616.50 Allegany
X012659
August 25, 2022
hrdwd Allegany 3 (PDF) $139,898.80 Albany No Bids
X012658
August 18, 2022
hrdwd/
sftwd
Allegany 4 (PDF) $31,056.30 Albany 1) Wadsworth Logging, Inc. - $73,000
2) Timber Ridge Logging, LLC - $51,690
TX12651
August 11, 2022
hrdwd Allegany 6 (PDF) $6,810.50 Albany 1) Gutchess Lumber Co., Inc.- $8,694
2) Flowers Firewood, LLC - $7,010.50
3) Hale's Timber Harvesting - $6,900