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 Sanders County, Montana

YEAR OWNERSHIP
  Industry N.I.P.F. & Tribal State Forest Service BLM & Other Public TOTAL
2002 40,238 13,004 5,612 11,727 0 70,582
2003 27,821 9,261 5,691 8,566 0 51,340
2004 24,596 17,552 5,532 10,817 0 58,496
2005 28,620 21,755 5,847 17,860 0 74,082
2006 29,324 22,443 5,202 7,729 0 64,699
2007 17,002 13,907 8,184 5,571 0 44,665
2008 17,639 7,367 10,988 5,822 0 41,816
2009 11,128 2,571 4,776 5,894 0 24,369
2010 13,232 2,870 6,878 11,919 0 34,899
2011 24,131 6,199 8,237 12,051 0 50,618
2012 16,013 4,963 4,163 9,067 0 34,206
2013 23,778 8,327 11,354 14,112 0 57,571
2014 18,783 10,577 758 11,828 0 41,946
2015 15,930 15,482 5,061 11,880 0 48,353
2016 15,569 11,744 4,131 9,201 0 40,645
2017 5,661 8,682 15,000 10,389 0 39,732
2018 5,290 18,604 10,537 17,975 0 52,406
2019 2,617 12,355 6,427 0 0 21,399
2020 3,593 10,158 2,241 0 0 15,992
2021 3,034 11,613 4,140 0 0 18,787




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.