- 2017 Adverse Surface Condition Extensions
- Qualified Purchasers List
- Listing of Mills With Consumer Scale Agreements With DNR (04/07/17)
- Purchaser Registration (updated 10/17) 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.
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|