National Forest Stewardship Project
Superior National Forest
The Bushel Stewardship is within T58N R8W section 6, T58N R9W sections 1, 12, & 13, T59N R8W sections 31, 32, & 33, T60N R8W sections 19, 20, 29, & 30, and T60N R9W sections 24 & 25, on the Tofte Ranger District, in the Superior National Forest, in Lake County, Minnesota. The Forest Service will receive sealed bids at the Tofte Ranger District by 10:00 AM local time on June 30, 2021 for the Bushel Integrated Resource Timber Contract. The sale consists of 9 payment units covering approximately 466.9 acres, of which approximately 239.8 acres are red pine thinning and approximately 227.1 acres are clear-cut with reserves, with approximately 6,264 CCF total. The estimated sawtimber volumes included in this contract are 71 CCF of jack pine, 1,465 CCF of red pine, 280 CCF of white pine, and 46 CCF of spruce. The estimated pulpwood volumes included in this contract are 3,093 CCF of aspen, 215 CCF balsam fir, 628 CCF of pine, 402 CCF of paper birch, and 64 CCF of spruce. In addition, within the sale area there is an un-estimated volume of red pine, jack pine, spruce, balsam fir, aspen, and paper birch pulpwood, sawtimber, and biomass that the bidder may agree to remove at a fixed rate. Two Mandatory Stewardship Service work items are included in the project. MSP1 consists of approximately 673 feet of ditching along FR102. MSP2 consists of surfacing on FR102, where the Contractor will be responsible for hauling and spreading 1,500 cubic yards of crushed material. The bidder will be evaluated based on their technical and price proposals, utilization of local work force, and past performance. Offers will not be publicly opened or disclosed. The Forest Service reserves the right to reject any and all bids. A prospectus, bid form, and complete information concerning the timber, the conditions of sale, and submission of bids is available to the public from the Tofte Ranger District, 7355 Hwy 61 West, Tofte, MN 55615. The USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
(May 29, 2021) 2890830