HARVEST AND INDUSTRY

Montana Timber Harvest

Click on a county to view timber harvest data by ownership for calendar years 2002 to the most recent year available. The data have been gathered from multiple agencies which use different data collection methods. Sources and methods are described below.



Click on county to display harvest by ownership and year.



Lincoln, MT (30053) Flathead, MT (300029)


Timber Harvest for Montana

YEAR OWNERSHIP
  Industrial N.I.P.F. & Tribal State Forest Service BLM & Other Public TOTAL
2002 333,578 216,007 52,527 159,459 2,641 764,212
2003 300,003 169,739 53,516 149,240 1,332 673,830
2004 280,811 239,182 51,539 134,776 6,634 712,942
2005 233,654 196,769 55,435 160,174 6,968 653,000
2006 204,134 235,968 47,533 75,089 3,705 566,429
2007 191,580 196,316 46,109 97,289 4,711 536,005
2008 177,174 166,140 52,047 136,507 4,061 535,929
2009 95,411 50,469 31,545 129,335 6,623 313,382
2010 100,301 73,289 47,542 144,467 6,299 371,897
2011 94,597 87,059 43,312 131,290 8,856 365,114
2012 87,483 67,095 64,160 134,766 14,412 367,916
2013 96,717 82,155 63,355 113,499 12,430 368,157
2014 108,049 81,545 51,280 119,329 4,840 365,044
2015 92,756 119,863 47,711 143,723 1,745 405,797
2016 63,911 73,288 43,512 115,514 1,795 298,020
2017 39,057 76,373 59,830 146,805 7,891 329,956
2018 39,990 103,613 58,389 174,794 6,301 383,087
2019 34,773 71,691 57,110 231,042 5,689 400,305
2020 33,063 71,058 53,321 192,387 7,344 357,173
2021 27,667 69,941 55,104 152,997 8,125 313,834
2022 35,904 69,574 59,341 147,672 5,670 318,161




Note: Data for 2022 is preliminary and still being collected from various agencies.



All volumes reported in thousand board feet (MBF) Scribner. Ownerships considered private include industrial private (industrial), nonindustrial private forests (N.I.P.F), and Native American tribes (Tribal). Ownerships considered public include Montana Department of Natural Resource and Conservation (State), United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service (Forest Service), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and county and municipal (Other Public).



For timber harvest occurring on industrial and nonindustrial private lands, as well as Montana DNRC (State) trust lands, timber harvest data is collected from the Montana Department of Natural Resource and Conservation (DNRC). Data represent MBF volumes reported through hazard (slash) reduction agreements with the State of Montana. Volumes are separated between industrial and non-industrial private ownership. Harvest volumes derived from Montana DNRC do not include ton wood, post and pole, and pulpwood volumes.



For timber harvest on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) timberlands, data is collected from the BLM Timber Harvest Information System and include: commercial harvests, fuel wood, special forest products (timber harvests that are too small to be viewed as commercial), and stewardship contracting. BLM data can be found at: https://www.blm.gov/programs/natural-resources/forests-and-woodlands/timber-sales/bureau-wide-timber-data.



For timber harvest on USDA Forest Service lands, current data is obtained by special request from USDA FS, Nationa Forest System. Forest Service data include all convertible products including fuelwood and non-saw material.