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 Pierce County, Washington

YEAR OWNERSHIP
  Industry N.I.P.F. & Tribal State Forest Service BLM & Other Public TOTAL
2002 52,090 84,653 20,100 0 0 156,843
2003 0 139,638 20,807 0 0 160,445
2004 9,471 209,126 28,117 0 0 246,714
2005 102,798 89,807 12,352 0 0 204,957
2006 674 174,750 7,068 0 0 182,492
2007 0 141,225 10,614 632 0 152,471
2008 0 88,958 12,251 0 0 101,209
2009 69,390 13,863 11,069 0 0 94,322
2010 88,075 29,824 19,009 2,010 0 138,918
2011 90,273 37,334 6,588 1,005 826 136,026
2012 73,278 35,726 5,661 3,956 1,432 120,053
2013 70,172 41,194 1,964 1 1,829 115,160
2014 82,419 45,969 3,095 3,539 505 135,527
2015 78,160 26,783 1,677 890 1,752 109,262
2016 71,843 33,699 1,623 1,885 2,667 111,718
2017 43,356 67,628 2,676 322 2,559 116,541




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.