HARVEST AND INDUSTRY

Timber Harvest data by ownership for 2002 to most recent available year. The data currently available has been gathered from multiple agencies which used different data collection methods and time periods. Reference sources and the methods are described below.



Timber Harvest for Cowlitz County, Washington

YEAR OWNERSHIP
  Industry N.I.P.F. & Tribal State Forest Service BLM & Other Public TOTAL
2002 138,668 15,520 29,139 0 0 183,327
2003 165,473 52,292 33,082 0 0 250,847
2004 145,729 73,479 28,826 0 0 248,034
2005 142,356 74,518 59,364 0 0 276,238
2006 129,340 91,964 42,006 0 0 263,310
2007 10,400 165,836 36,444 0 0 212,680
2008 115,848 30,713 16,542 0 0 163,103
2009 69,810 28,570 35,657 0 0 134,037
2010 85,981 48,124 75,741 0 0 209,846
2011 110,684 81,350 53,176 305 0 245,515
2012 115,636 91,099 24,345 701 21 231,802
2013 118,887 94,846 7,177 0 7 220,917
2014 168,030 31,720 24,903 0 80 224,733
2015 150,760 48,262 48,297 0 29 247,348
2016 159,504 43,352 38,919 0 75 241,850
2017 200,150 31,783 42,090 0 29 274,052




All volumes reported in thousand board feet (MBF) Scribner. Ownerships considered private include: Industrial private (Industry), Nonindustrial private forests (N.I.P.F), and Native American tribes (Tribal). Ownerships considered public include: Washington Department of Natural Resources (State), United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service (Forest Service), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), County and Municipal (Other Public).



All of the timber harvest data for private lands and the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) lands were collected from the Washington DNR annual reports presented on their website. These data were compiled by using timber receipts for all harvested trees from the Washington Department of Revenue. These reports are available at URL: http://www.dnr.wa.gov/TimberHarvestReports



For timber harvests on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) timberlands, data were collected from the BLM Timber Harvest Information System, located at the Denver, Colorado office. This system separates timber harvests into four categories: commercial harvests, fuel wood, special forest products (timber harvests that are too small to be viewed as commercial), and stewardship contracting. The BLM data presented here represent the sum of these four categories. BLM data can be found at: http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/forests/blm-timber-data.php



For timber harvests occurring on U.S. Forest Service lands, data were compiled from annual U.S. Forest Service Automated Timber Sales Accounting System-Volume and Harvested Revenue-State and County Summaries from 2001-2012. Data were retrieved in fiscal year by quarter and converted to calendar year by subtracting the October-December quarter data from prior fiscal year and adding the October-December quarter data from the subsequent fiscal year. Forest Service data include all convertible products including fuelwood and non-saw material.



This project was made possible, in part, by funding from the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Competitive Grant no. 2011-68005-30416 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.