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 Stillwater County, Montana

YEAR OWNERSHIP
  Private & Tribal State Forest Service BLM & Other Public TOTAL
2002 865 74 0 0 939
2003 670 50 3 0 723
2004 365 96 0 0 461
2005 319 0 0 0 320
2006 931 178 2 0 1,112
2007 1,768 0 0 0 1,769
2008 2,725 46 2 0 2,773
2009 11 0 172 0 183
2010 0 0 445 0 445
2011 281 0 18 7 306
2012 628 378 4 0 1,010
2013 178 0 0 227 405
2014 501 0 0 1,093 1,594
2015 87 0 0 0 87
2016 6 0 0 0 6
2017 21 0 0 0 21
2018 5 0 0 0 5
2019 8 0 0 0 8
2020 46 133 0 0 179
2021 3 0 0 0 3
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.