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 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
Fri. May 4, 2018 1 Regular Auction Final Cloquet Area Regular 9:00 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Fri. May 4, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Final Cloquet Area Intermediate 9:15 AM Carlton County Land Department Building
Tue. May 15, 2018 1 Regular Auction Final Park Rapids Area Regular 2:00 PM Environmental Education Building
Tue. May 15, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Final Park Rapids Area Intermediate 2:15 PM Environmental Education Building
Mon. May 21, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Aitkin Area Regular 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 3 Regular Auction Final 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
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
Tue. Jun 5, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Baudette Area Regular 9:30 AM Baudette Area Forestry Office
Date Sale # Auction Type* Status Sale Name Time Location
Tue. Jun 5, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Baudette Area Intermediate 10:00 AM Baudette Area Forestry Office
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
Tue. Jun 12, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Little Falls Area Regular 9:30 AM Onamia Forestry Field Station
Tue. Jun 12, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Little Falls Area Intermediate 10:00 AM Onamia Forestry Field Station
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 Intermediate 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 4:30 PM NE Region DNR Office (Grand Rapids) at 1:30 PM on June 15, 2018
Thu. Jun 14, 2018 6 Regular Auction Draft Northeast Region Sealed Bid Regular 4:30 PM NE Region DNR Office (Grand Rapids) at 1:30 PM on June 15, 2018
Fri. Jun 15, 2018 1 Regular Auction Draft Sandstone Area Regular 10:00 AM General Andrews Nusery
Fri. Jun 15, 2018 2 Intermediate Auction Draft Sandstone Area Intermediate 10:30 AM General Andrews Nursery