Timber Sales Calendar

Check before bidding on state timber sales.

Are you qualified to purchase state timber?

Check Qualified Purchasers List at least 4 days before the scheduled auction you wish to bid.

What to do if you are not on the qualified purchaser list?  

Register by completing the Purchaser Registration and mailing it to the address listed in application.

Note: Purchaser Registration is required of bidders on all state timber auctions [Minnesota Statutes, section 90.145 (2)]. Complete the pre-registration form and mail to the DNR Forestry Timber Sales Unit address on the form.

For any other questions please call Rita Lahtonen 651-259-5268 or Doug Tillma 651-259-5289, or email [email protected].

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 sale auctions 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 are available after all advance payments are received for the sold tracts, and can be found on the Timber Auction Archive.

Auction results will remain available for viewing for 30 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. Auction results older than 30 days are available for 3 years on the Timber Auction Archive.

There are two auction types:

  • Regular auctions vary in the number of cords offered, have a typical permit duration of three years, and are open to all qualified purchasers.
  • Intermediate auctions can offer up to 3,000 cords per tract, have a typical permit duration of three years, and are open only to qualified individuals and to qualified businesses with 30 or fewer employees. These are small business set-aside sales.

For Sealed Bid auctions, bids are due by the date listed below. Sealed Bid award times are listed in the location.

Date Sale # Auction Type* Status Sale Name Time Location
Tue. Jul 17, 2018 1 Regular Auction Completed Warroad Area Regular 9:30 AM Warroad Area Office
Tue. Jul 17, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Completed Warroad Area Intermediate 10:00 AM Warroad Area Office
Thu. Sep 6, 2018 1 Regular Auction Final Little Falls Area: Camp Ripley 10:00 AM Camp Ripley Range Control Building
Tue. Sep 11, 2018 1 Regular Auction Final Park Rapids Area Regular 2:00 PM Enviromental Ed Buliding
Tue. Sep 11, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Final Park Rapids Area Intermediate 2:15 PM Enviromental Ed Buliding
Thu. Sep 13, 2018 1 Regular Auction Final Little falls Area 9:30 AM Onamia Field Station
Thu. Sep 13, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Final Little Falls Area 10:15 AM Onamia Field Station
Thu. Nov 29, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Hibbing Area Regular 9:00 AM Minnesota Discovery Center
Thu. Nov 29, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Hibbing Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Minnesota Discovery Center
Mon. Dec 3, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Aitkin Area Regular 10:00 AM Long Lake Conservation Center
Mon. Dec 3, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Aitkin Area Intermediate 10:15 AM Long Lake Conservation Center
Tue. Dec 4, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Tower Area Regular 9:00 AM Orr American Legion
Tue. Dec 4, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Tower Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Orr American Legion
Tue. Dec 4, 2018 3 Regular Auction Draft Lewiston Regular Sealed Bid 10:00 AM Lewiston DNR Forestry Office at 10:00 AM on December 5, 2018; Mail to: PO Box 279, Lewiston, MN 559
Wed. Dec 5, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Deer River Area Regular 9:00 AM Bigfork town hall
Wed. Dec 5, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Deer River Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Bigfork town hall
Date Sale # Auction Type* Status Sale Name Time Location
Wed. Dec 5, 2018 3 Regular Auction Draft Baudette Area Regular 11:30 AM Baudette Area Office
Wed. Dec 5, 2018 4 Intermediate Auction Draft Baudette Area Intermediate 11:40 AM Baudette Area Office
Thu. Dec 6, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Littlefork Area Regular 9:00 AM Big Falls Community Building
Thu. Dec 6, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Littlefork Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Big Falls Community Building
Tue. Dec 11, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Warroad Area Regular 9:30 AM Warroad Area Office
Tue. Dec 11, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Warroad Area Intermediate 10:00 AM Warroad Area Office
Thu. Dec 13, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Cloquet Area Regular 9:00 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Thu. Dec 13, 2018 3 Intermediate Auction Draft Cloquet Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Thu. Dec 13, 2018 4 Regular Auction Draft Bemidji Area Regular Auction 9:30 AM Beltrami Electric
Thu. Dec 13, 2018 5 Intermediate Auction Draft Bemidji Area Intermediate Auction 10:00 AM Beltrami Electric
Thu. Dec 20, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Backus Area Regular 9:30 AM Cass County Land Department
Thu. Dec 20, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Backus Area Intermediate 10:00 AM Cass County Land Department
Thu. Jan 3, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Two Harbors Area Regular 9:30 AM Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center
Thu. Jan 3, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Two Harbors Area Intermediate 9:45 AM Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center
Wed. Jan 9, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Northeast Region Sealed Bid Regular 2:00 PM DNR Forestry Northeast Region Office at 9:00 AM on January 10th, 2019
Wed. Jan 9, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Northeast Region Sealed Bid Intermediate 2:00 PM DNR Forestry Northeast Region Office at 9:00 AM on January 10th, 2019
Date Sale # Auction Type* Status Sale Name Time Location
Thu. Jan 10, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Sandstone Regular 10:00 AM DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center, Willow River, MN
Thu. Jan 10, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Sandstone Intermediate 10:30 AM DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center, Willow River, MN
Thu. Jan 10, 2019 3 Regular Auction Draft Northwest Regional Sealed Bid Regular 2:00 PM DNR Forestry Northwest Regional Office at 9:00 am, Janurary 11, 2019
Thu. Jan 10, 2019 4 Intermediate Auction Draft Northwest Regional Sealed Bid Intermediate 2:00 PM DNR Forestry Northwest Regional Office at 9:00 am, Janurary 11, 2019
Tue. Jan 15, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Central Region Sealed Bid 2:00 PM "DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center at 10:00 AM on January 16, 2019; Mail to: Sandstone
Tue. Jan 15, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Central Region Intermediate Sealed Bid 2:00 PM "DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center at 10:15 AM on January 16, 2019; Mail to: Sandstone
Thu. May 9, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Cloquet Area Regular 9:00 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Thu. May 9, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Cloquet Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Tue. May 14, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Park Rapids Area Regular 2:00 PM Enviromental Ed Buliding
Tue. May 14, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Park Rapids Area Intermediate 2:15 PM Enviromental Ed Buliding
Mon. May 20, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Aitkin Area Regular 8:30 AM Long Lake Conservation Center
Mon. May 20, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Aitkin Area Intermediate 8:45 AM Long Lake Conservation Center
Tue. May 21, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Lewiston Regular 10:00 AM Kellogg Fire Hall
Wed. May 22, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Sandstone Regular 10:00 AM DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center, Willow River, MN
Wed. May 22, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Sandstone Intermediate 10:30 AM DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center, Willow River, MN
Wed. May 29, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Hibbing Area Regular 9:00 AM Minnesota Discovery Center
Date Sale # Auction Type* Status Sale Name Time Location
Wed. May 29, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Hibbing Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Minnesota Discovery Center
Thu. May 30, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Backus Area Regular 9:30 AM Cass County Land Department
Thu. May 30, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Backus Area Intermediate 10:00 AM Cass County Land Department
Fri. May 31, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Baudette Area Regular 9:30 AM Baudette Area Office
Fri. May 31, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Baudette Area Intermediate 10:00 AM Baudette Area Office
Tue. Jun 4, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Deer River Area Regular 9:00 AM Bigfork town hall
Tue. Jun 4, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Deer River Area Intermediate 9:30 AM Bigfork town hall
Wed. Jun 5, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Tower Area Regular 9:00 AM Orr American Legion
Wed. Jun 5, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Tower Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Orr American Legion
Thu. Jun 6, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Littlefork Area Regular 9:00 AM Littlefork Community Building
Thu. Jun 6, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Littlefork Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Littlefork Community Building
Tue. Jun 11, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Northeast Region Sealed Bid Regular 2:00 PM DNR Forestry Northeast Region Office at 9:00 AM on June 12th, 2019
Tue. Jun 11, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Northeast Region Sealed Bid Intermediate 2:00 PM DNR Forestry Northeast Region Office at 9:00 AM on June 12th, 2019
Tue. Jun 11, 2019 3 Regular Auction Draft Central Region Sealed Bid Regular 2:00 PM "DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center at 1:15 PM on June 12, 2019; Mail to: Sandstone Area
Tue. Jun 11, 2019 4 Intermediate Auction Draft Central Region Sealed Bid Intermediate 2:00 PM "DNR General Andrews Wildfire Training Center at 1:15 PM on June 12, 2019;Mail to: Sandstone Area
Wed. Jun 12, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Bemidji Area Regular Auction 9:30 AM Beltrami Electric
Date Sale # Auction Type* Status Sale Name Time Location
Wed. Jun 12, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Bemidji Area Intermediate Auction 10:00 AM Beltrami Electric
Thu. Jun 13, 2019 1 Regular Auction Draft Two Harbors Area Regular 9:30 AM Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center
Thu. Jun 13, 2019 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Two Harbors Area Intermediate 9:45 AM Tettegouche State Park Visitor Center
Thu. Jun 13, 2019 3 Regular Auction Draft Northwest Regional Sealed Bid Regular 2:00 PM DNR Forestry Northwest Regional Office at 9:00 am, June 14, 2019
Thu. Jun 13, 2019 4 Intermediate Auction Draft Northwest Regional Sealed Bid Intermediate 2:00 PM DNR Forestry Northwest Regional Office at 9:00 am, June 14, 2019