Timber harvesting


Timber Sales Calendar

Notice of Unsold Timber Sales: On the next regular business day after a timber auction sale, unsold tracts may be available for over-the-counter purchase at the appraised price for a period up to one year. The unsold tracts listed in this notice are currently available for purchase. After 30 days from the auction date, an unsold intermediate auction tract may be purchased over the counter by any qualified purchaser, i.e., purchase is not limited to qualified purchasers with 30 or less employees. This notice is updated nightly, Monday–Friday.

Notices of sale become available approximately 30 days before the date of each sale. These notices are listed below with a notice of sale status of "Final." Clicking on the link for the sale in the "Sale Name" column will bring you to a page containing links to the notice of sale document as well as associated timber appraisal and cutting block reports (as applicable) for all tracts on the auction sale.

Results of timber auction sales showing which tracts were sold, their bid (selling) price, and who purchased them are usually posted 1–2 days after the auction, except for sealed bid auctions. Sealed bid auction results cannot be posted until all advance payments are received for the sold tracts. Auction results will remain available for viewing for 90 days following the sale. These notices are listed with a notice of sale status of "Completed." Click on an active link in the "Sale Name" column to display the detailed results for completed sales.

If the DNR needs to cancel a scheduled sale, the calendar entry will show the notice of sale status as "Canceled," and clicking on the active link will display the canceled tracts, if any were advertised before the sale was canceled.

There are two auction types:

Date Sale # Auction Type* Notice of Sale Status Sale Name Time Location
Thu. May 4, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Cloquet Area Regular 9:00 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Thu. May 4, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Cloquet Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Thu. May 11, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Lewiston Area Regular 10:00 AM Kellogg Fire Hall
Tue. May 16, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Park Rapids Regular 2:00 PM Environmental Building
Tue. May 16, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Park Rapids Intermediate 2:10 PM Environmental Building
Mon. May 22, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Aitkin Area Regular 8:15 AM Long Lake Conservation Center
Mon. May 22, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Aitkin Area Intermediate 8:30 AM Long Lake Conservation Center
Wed. May 24, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Baudette Area Regular 9:30 AM Baudette Area Forestry Office
Wed. May 24, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Baudette Area Intermediate 10:00 AM Baudette Area Forestry Office
Thu. May 25, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Backus Area Regular 9:00 AM Cass County Land Department Building
Thu. May 25, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Backus Area Intermediate 9:30 AM Cass County Land Department Building
Thu. Jun 1, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Hibbing Area Regular 9:00 AM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld)
Thu. Jun 1, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Hibbing Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld)
Tue. Jun 6, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Tower Area Regular 9:00 AM Orr American Legion
Tue. Jun 6, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Tower Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Orr American Legion
Wed. Jun 7, 2017 3 Regular Auction Completed Littlefork Area Regular 9:00 AM Littlefork Community Center
Date Sale # Auction Type* Notice of Sale Status Sale Name Time Location
Wed. Jun 7, 2017 4 Intermediate Auction Completed Littlefork Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Littlefork Community Center
Wed. Jun 7, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Two Harbors Area Regular 9:30 AM Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center
Wed. Jun 7, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Two Harbors Area Intermediate 9:45 AM Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center
Thu. Jun 8, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Deer River / Backus Area Regular 9:00 AM Bigfork Town Hall
Thu. Jun 8, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Deer River / Backus Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Bigfork Town Hall
Fri. Jun 9, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Sandstone Area Regular 10:00 AM General Andrews Nusery
Fri. Jun 9, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Sandstone Area Intermediate 10:30 AM General Andrews Nusery
Tue. Jun 13, 2017 1 Regular Auction Final Northeast Region Regular Sealed Bid 2:00 PM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld) at 9:00 AM on June 14th, 2017
Tue. Jun 13, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Final Northeast Region Intermediate Sealed Bid 2:00 PM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld) at 9:15 AM on June 14th, 2017
Wed. Jun 14, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Bemidji Area Regular 10:00 AM Bemidji Area Office
Wed. Jun 14, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Bemidji Area Intermediate 10:45 AM Bemidji Area Office
Wed. Jun 14, 2017 3 Regular Auction Final Central Region Regular Sealed Bid 2:00 PM DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center at 10:00 AM on June 15th
Wed. Jun 14, 2017 4 Intermediate Auction Final Central Region Intermediate Sealed Bid 2:00 PM DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center at 10:15 AM on June 15th
Thu. Jun 15, 2017 1 Regular Auction Final Northwest Region Regular Sealed Bid 2:00 PM Beltrami Electric Cooperative at 9:30 AM on June 16th, 2017
Thu. Jun 15, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Final Northwest Region Intermediate Sealed Bid 2:00 PM Beltrami Electric Cooperative at 9:45 AM on June 16th, 2017
Thu. Jul 20, 2017 1 Regular Auction Final Warroad Area Regular 10:00 AM Warroad Area Forestry Office
Date Sale # Auction Type* Notice of Sale Status Sale Name Time Location
Thu. Jul 20, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Final Warroad Area Intermediate 10:30 AM Warroad Area Forestry Office