HARVEST AND INDUSTRY

Montana Harvest by County

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



Timber Harvest for Deer Lodge County, Montana

YEAR OWNERSHIP
  Private & Tribal State Forest Service BLM & Other Public TOTAL
2002 4,589 163 2,432 2 7,185
2003 4,195 110 1,100 0 5,406
2004 3,135 213 805 5 4,158
2005 4,082 0 179 2 4,262
2006 4,897 393 21 0 5,311
2007 6,616 973 267 0 7,856
2008 8,006 6 6 0 8,018
2009 6,811 0 86 2,654 9,551
2010 5,843 0 1,984 109 7,936
2011 3,440 0 2,061 0 5,501
2012 206 0 1,037 0 1,243
2013 2,352 2,488 1,517 0 6,357
2014 701 0 588 0 1,289
2015 1,936 0 41 341 2,318
2016 630 0 345 434 1,409
2017 735 126 766 981 2,608
2018 57 0 230 121 408
2019 11 0 586 292 889
2020 192 0 0 574 766
2021 565 0 0 0 565
2022 0 0 0 0 0




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.