Practicing Sustainable Forest and Wildlife Management
Home Page
Company Background


Forest Stewardship Program

Wildlife Services

Educational Corner


Timber Sale Check List

 

  • CONTACT A PRIVATE FORESTRY CONSULTING FIRM
  • CHECK FORESTER’S REFERENCES AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • HIRE A PROFESSIONAL REGISTERED FORESTER TO DISCUSS FOREST & WILDLIFE OPTIONS
  • MEET WITH FORESTER & DEVELOP A LONG-TERM FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN
  • USE FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN AS A TOOL TO IMPLEMENT PRACTICES
  • USING THE FOREST MANAGEMENT PLAN, COMPLETE A HARVESTING PLAN IN ORDER TO MEET LANDOWNER'S GOALS
  • CONTRACT WITH FORESTER TO COMPLETE TIMBER SALE FIELD WORK
    • FORESTER WILL LOCATE AND MARK ALL NECESSARY FOREST LINES
    • FORESTER WILL DETERMINE VOLUMES BY SPECIES AND PRODUCT
    • FORESTER WILL LOCATE & MARK HARVEST AREAS & BUFFER STRIPS
    • FORESTER WILL EMPLOY BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES (BMP'S)
    • FORESTER WILL COMPLETE A TIMBER SALE NOTICE WITH LANDOWNER APPROVAL
  • TIMBER SALE NOTICE WILL BE SENT TO TIMBER BUYERS FOR COMPETITIVE BIDDING
  • LUMP SUM SEALED BIDS WILL COME DUE
  • LANDOWNER AND FORESTER WILL REVIEW BIDS FOR ACCEPTANCE OR DENIAL
  • UPON ACCEPTANCE OF BID, FORESTER WILL PROVIDE TIMBER SALE HARVESTING CONTRACTS TO “SELLER” AND “BUYER”
  • UPON SIGNING OF CONTRACT, “BUYER” WILL SUPPLY TO “SELLER’S”AGENT THE FOLLOWING: 1) DOWN PAYMENT, 2) GENERAL LIABILITY, 3) WORKMAN’S COMPENSATION AND 4) PERFORMANCE BOND
  • FULL PAYMENT PRIOR TO HARVESTING OR TIMBER SALE PAYMENT BY UNITS
  • PRE-HARVEST MEETING WITH “SELLER”, “BUYER” AND FORESTER
  • HARVESTING ACTIVITIES TO BEGIN
  • FORESTERS RESPONSIBLE FOR TIMBER SALE INSPECTIONS TO ENSURE CONTRACT COMPLIANCE
  • UPON COMPLETION OF CUTTING, FORESTER WILL MEET WITH “SELLER” AND “BUYER” FOR FINAL INSPECTION.  UPON APPROVAL FROM “SELLER” FORESTER WILL RETURN PERFORMANCE BOND TO “BUYER” AND CLOSE OUT SALE



Home Page | Company Background | Employees | State Registered Foresters | Certified Pesticide Applicators | Forest Stewardship 
Forestry Services
|  Wildlife Services | Tree Planting ServicesEducational Corner | Qualified Forest Program | WMLMWS News



1705 4th Avenue North - Escanaba, MI 49829
Phone: (906) 786-3488 - Fax: (906) 233-9548


Dean R. Francis - dean@michiganforesters.com
James T. Green - todd@michiganforesters.com
Matthew D. Watkeys - matt@michiganforesters.com