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 Flathead County, Montana

YEAR OWNERSHIP
  Industry N.I.P.F. & Tribal State Forest Service BLM & Other Public TOTAL
2002 57,404 24,544 14,048 7,367 0 103,363
2003 72,125 20,574 15,000 37,136 0 144,836
2004 61,229 32,919 13,120 27,026 0 134,294
2005 44,889 23,957 16,982 57,528 0 143,355
2006 58,848 21,368 9,664 20,879 0 110,760
2007 55,588 18,545 11,678 25,848 0 111,659
2008 46,427 14,134 13,300 42,400 0 116,261
2009 29,084 2,743 2,781 42,230 0 76,838
2010 38,271 4,447 16,055 31,008 0 89,782
2011 34,370 5,820 5,258 14,896 0 60,345
2012 32,819 4,267 16,639 19,646 0 73,371
2013 32,547 4,730 16,836 18,921 0 73,034
2014 27,436 5,640 18,265 17,027 0 68,368
2015 29,019 17,905 10,843 22,176 0 79,943
2016 21,227 9,247 10,239 21,664 0 62,377
2017 17,349 12,220 12,296 22,691 0 64,556
2018 13,389 15,061 10,698 28,670 0 67,818
2019 12,161 11,078 13,123 0 0 36,362
2020 14,096 13,536 13,239 0 0 40,871
2021 13,531 10,783 13,971 21,573 0 59,858




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: Montana Department of Natural Resource and Conservation (State), United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service (Forest Service), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), County and Municipal (Other Public).



For timber harvests occurring on industrial and nonindustrial private lands as well as Montana DNRC (State) trust lands, timber harvest data were collected from the Montana Department of Natural Resource and Conservation (DNRC) from 2002 through most recent available year. 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 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: https://www.blm.gov/programs/natural-resources/forests-and-woodlands/timber-sales/bureau-wide-timber-data.



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.