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 Jefferson County, Montana

YEAR OWNERSHIP
  Private & Tribal State Forest Service BLM & Other Public TOTAL
2002 4,488 142 556 565 5,751
2003 3,562 153 397 24 4,136
2004 8,834 132 678 93 9,737
2005 2,659 175 2,614 1,743 7,190
2006 3,775 93 538 11 4,417
2007 5,932 0 1,091 19 7,041
2008 8,733 0 1,698 43 10,474
2009 6,770 261 3,018 74 10,123
2010 2,241 0 14,906 12 17,159
2011 5,673 569 7,070 7 13,320
2012 3,064 48 445 0 3,557
2013 3,553 0 1,742 0 5,295
2014 3,106 0 1,409 0 4,515
2015 2,067 0 846 190 3,103
2016 1,195 0 2,251 9 3,455
2017 722 0 6,336 20 7,077
2018 1,100 0 3,558 0 4,658
2019 485 0 1,765 0 2,250
2020 185 0 17,110 0 17,295
2021 391 0 12,994 0 13,385
2022 144 0 10,352 280 10,776




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.