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 Musselshell County, Montana

YEAR OWNERSHIP
  Industry N.I.P.F. & Tribal State Forest Service BLM & Other Public TOTAL
2002 0 5,561 379 0 0 5,940
2003 0 5,299 421 0 143 5,864
2004 0 2,610 337 0 643 3,589
2005 0 2,223 511 0 0 2,733
2006 0 2,743 185 0 0 2,928
2007 0 6,602 54 0 21 6,677
2008 0 7,807 272 0 29 8,108
2009 0 83 0 0 0 83
2010 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 0 104 0 0 0 104
2012 0 2 0 0 0 2
2013 2,723 614 340 0 0 3,677
2014 5,556 400 452 0 0 6,408
2015 0 1,213 458 0 0 1,671
2016 0 750 56 0 0 806
2017 0 0 91 0 0 91
2018 0 245 180 0 0 425
2019 0 0 0 0 409 409
2020 0 0 0 0 155 155
2021 0 0 0 0 0 0




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.