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. Sep 7, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Little Falls Area Regular - Camp Ripley 10:00 AM Camp Ripley Range Control Building
Tue. Sep 12, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Park Rapids Area Regular 2:00 PM Environmental Education Building
Tue. Sep 12, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Park Rapids Area Intermediate 2:15 PM Environmental Building
Thu. Sep 14, 2017 1 Regular Auction Completed Little Falls Area Regular 9:30 AM Onamia Field Station
Thu. Sep 14, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Little Falls Area Intermediate 10:00 AM Onamia Field Station
Tue. Nov 21, 2017 1 Regular Auction Final Baudette Area Regular 9:30 AM Baudette Area Forestry Office
Tue. Nov 21, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Final Baudette Area Intermediate 10:00 AM Baudette Area Forestry Office
Thu. Nov 30, 2017 1 Regular Auction Draft Hibbing Area Regular 9:00 AM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld)
Thu. Nov 30, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Hibbing Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld)
Mon. Dec 4, 2017 1 Regular Auction Draft Aitkin Area Regular 10:00 AM Long Lake Conservation Center
Mon. Dec 4, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Aitkin Area Intermediate 10:15 AM Long Lake Conservation Center
Tue. Dec 5, 2017 1 Regular Auction Draft Deer River / Backus Area Regular 9:00 AM Big Fork Town Hall
Tue. Dec 5, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Deer River / Backus Area Intermediate 9:30 AM Big Fork Town Hall
Tue. Dec 5, 2017 3 Regular Auction Draft Lewiston Area Regular Sealed Bid 10:00 AM Lewiston Area Office at 10:00 AM on December 6, 2017
Wed. Dec 6, 2017 1 Regular Auction Draft Littlefork Area Regular 9:00 AM International Falls RRCC Theater
Wed. Dec 6, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Littlefork Area Intermediate 9:15 AM International Falls RRCC Theater
Date Sale # Auction Type* Notice of Sale Status Sale Name Time Location
Tue. Dec 12, 2017 1 Regular Auction Draft Bemidji Area Regular 10:00 AM Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Tue. Dec 12, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Bemidji Area Intermediate 10:45 AM Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Wed. Dec 13, 2017 1 Regular Auction Draft Backus Area Regular 10:00 AM Cass County Land Dept. Building
Wed. Dec 13, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Backus Area Intermediate 10:30 AM Cass County Land Dept. Building
Thu. Dec 14, 2017 3 Regular Auction Draft Cloquet Area Regular 9:00 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Thu. Dec 14, 2017 4 Intermediate Auction Draft Cloquet Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Thu. Dec 14, 2017 1 Regular Auction Draft Warroad Area Regular 10:00 AM Warroad Area Forestry Office
Thu. Dec 14, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Warroad Area Intermediate 10:30 AM Warroad Area Forestry Office
Tue. Dec 19, 2017 3 Regular Auction Draft Tower Area Regular 9:00 AM Orr American Legion
Tue. Dec 19, 2017 4 Intermediate Auction Draft Tower Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Orr American Legion
Tue. Dec 19, 2017 1 Regular Auction Draft Northwest Region Regular Sealed Bid 2:00 PM Beltrami Electric Cooperative at 10:00 AM on 12/20/2017
Tue. Dec 19, 2017 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Northwest Region Intermediate Sealed Bid 2:00 PM Beltrami Electric Cooperative at 10:30 AM on 12/20/2017
Thu. Jan 11, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Two Harbors Area Regular 9:30 AM Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center
Thu. Jan 11, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Two Harbors Area Intermediate 9:45 AM Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center
Thu. Jan 11, 2018 3 Regular Auction Draft Sandstone Regular 10:00 AM General Andrews Nursery
Thu. Jan 11, 2018 4 Intermediate Auction Draft Sandstone Area Regular 10:30 AM General Andrews Nursery
Date Sale # Auction Type* Notice of Sale Status Sale Name Time Location
Wed. Jan 17, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Northeast Region Sealed Bid Regular 2:00 PM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld) at 9:30 AM on January 19th, 2018
Wed. Jan 17, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Northeast Region Sealed Bid Intermediate 2:00 PM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld) at 9:45 AM on January 19th, 2018
Wed. Jan 17, 2018 3 Regular Auction Draft Central Region Regular Sealed Bid 2:00 PM General Andrews Nursery at 10:00 AM on January 18th, 2018
Wed. Jan 17, 2018 4 Intermediate Auction Draft Central Region Intermediate Sealed Bid 2:00 PM General Andrews Nursery at 10:15 AM on January 18th, 2018
Thu. May 3, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Cloquet Area Regular 9:00 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Thu. May 3, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Cloquet Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Tue. May 15, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Park Rapids Area Regular 2:00 PM Environmental Education Building
Tue. May 15, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Park Rapids Area Intermediate 2:15 PM Environmental Education Building
Thu. May 17, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Sandstone Area Regular 10:00 AM General Andrews Nusery
Thu. May 17, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Sandstone Area Intermediate 10:30 AM General Andrews Nursery
Mon. May 21, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Aitkin Area Regual 8:30 AM Long Lake Conservation Center
Mon. May 21, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Aitkin Area Intermediate 8:45 AM Long Lake Conservation Center
Tue. May 22, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Baudette Area Regular 9:30 AM Baudette Area Forestry Office
Tue. May 22, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Baudette Area Intermediate 10:00 AM Baudette Area Forestry Office
Tue. May 22, 2018 3 Regular Auction Draft Lewiston Area Regular 10:00 AM Kellogg Fire Hall
Thu. May 24, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Backus Area Regular 10:00 AM Cass County Land Department Building
Date Sale # Auction Type* Notice of Sale Status Sale Name Time Location
Thu. May 24, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Backus Area Intermediate 10:30 AM Cass County Land Department Building
Wed. May 30, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Tower Area Regular 9:00 AM Orr American Legion
Wed. May 30, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Tower Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Orr American Legion
Thu. May 31, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Hibbing Area Regular 9:00 AM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld)
Thu. May 31, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Hibbing Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld)
Fri. Jun 1, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Deer River / Backus Regular 9:00 AM Big Fork Town Hall
Fri. Jun 1, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Deer River / Backus Intermediate 9:30 AM Big Fork Town Hall
Wed. Jun 6, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Littlefork Area Regular 9:00 AM Littlefork Community Building
Wed. Jun 6, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Littlefork Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Littlefork Community Building
Wed. Jun 13, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Bemidji Area Regular 10:00 AM Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Wed. Jun 13, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Bemidji Area Intermediate 10:45 AM Beltrami Electric Cooperative
Thu. Jun 14, 2018 3 Regular Auction Draft Two Harbors Area Regular 9:30 AM Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center
Thu. Jun 14, 2018 4 Intermediate Auction Draft Two Harbors Area Regular 9:45 AM Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center
Thu. Jun 14, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Northwest Region Sealed Bid Regular 2:00 PM Beltrami Electric Cooperative at 10:00 AM on June 15, 2018
Thu. Jun 14, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Northwest Region Sealed Bid Intermediate 2:00 PM Beltrami Electric Cooperative at 10:30 AM on June 15, 2018
Thu. Jun 14, 2018 5 Intermediate Auction Draft Northeast Region Sealed Bid Intermediate 2:00 PM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld) at 9:45 AM on June 15, 2018
Date Sale # Auction Type* Notice of Sale Status Sale Name Time Location
Thu. Jun 14, 2018 6 Regular Auction Draft Northeast Region Sealed Bid Regular 2:00 PM Minnesota Discovery Center (Ironworld) at 9:30 AM on June 15, 2018