PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BIDS ON JUNEAU COUNTY TIMBER STUMPAGE
Eight tracts: Tract 01-23, Acres 155: Black Oak 2400 Tons, Jack Pine 730 Tons, Mixed Hwd 367 tons, Firewood 175 cds, Red Pine 112 tons, White Pine 16 tons. Tract 02-23, Acres 77: Jack Pine 680 Tons, Red Pine 675 Tons, Black Oak 582 Tons, Mixed Hwd 69 Tons, Firewood 50 cds, White Pine 20 Tons. Tract 03-23, Acres 80: Red Pine 1433 Tons, White Pine 632 Tons, Black Oak 340 Tons, Firewood 30 cds. Tract 04-23, Acres 99: Red Pine 1345 Tons, Jack Pine 570 Tons, Black Oak 310 Tons, White Oak 250 Tons Mixed Hwd 50 Tons. Tract 05-23, Acres 48: Red Pine 3550 Tons, Oak 350 Tons. Tract 06-23, Acres 35: White Pine 1800 Tons, Red Maple 100 Tons, Spruce 100 Tons, Black Oak 90 Tons, Jack Pine 30 Tons, Mixed Hwd 26 Tons. Tract 07-23, Acres 63: Red Pine 1000 Tons, Jack Pine 140 Tons, Black Oak 40 Tons, Mixed Hwd 2 Tons. Tract 08-23, Acres 20: Red Pine 350 Tons, White Pine 95 Tons, Red Maple 210 Tons
Juneau County is offering 8 timber sale tracts, 577 acres in total, which are located in the Townships of Armenia, Clearfield and Cutler
An additional timber sale tract is being offered for bids by the University of Stevens Point Foundation. UWSP Tract 09-23: MFL 400 cords and Non-MFL 495 cords of red pine (25% bolts). UWSP Tract 09-23 is adjacent to Tract 01-23 in the Township of Armenia. Different bond and contract specifications apply for UWSP Tract 09-23. Contact Information: Mike Demchik, UWSP, TNR Building, Stevens Point, WI 54481 email@example.com, 715-346-3214
A timber sale prospectus containing bid forms and detailed information on the timber tracts, including minimum bids, can be obtained by going to the following website http://www.co.juneau.wi.gov/forestry.html
Juneau County reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Sealed bids are due by Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 12 pm. Bid opening at 12:30 pm at the Juneau County Land, Forestry, Parks and Zoning Office, 650 Prairie St, Mauston, WI. For more information contact the department by calling (608) 847-9389, visit the above address or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Timber produced on the Juneau County Forest is sustainably managed and third party certified. The Juneau County Land, Forestry, Parks and Zoning Committee invite public comment and input concerning any environmental aspects of these timber sales. It invites all concerned to attend the bid openings to express their thoughts at the above-mentioned time of the bid openings.
The Juneau County Forest is one of 29 County Forests in the County Forest System. These lands are located in central and northern Wisconsin and total approximately 2,354,000 acres. County Forests are "working forests" managed for a multitude of benefits including:
Many forms of recreation
Protection of rare animals, plants, and natural communities, etc.
The Juneau County Forest encompasses approximately 27,000 acres of public land, generally located in the Northern half of the county.
The Juneau County Forest consists of a variety of forest types including:
Scrub oak (23%)
Brush, grass, swamp, other wetlands, and other non-forest (total 14%).
The county forest also provides tremendous opportunities for informal recreational pursuits not requiring developments. These include hunting, fishing, berry and mushroom picking, bird watching, hiking, mountain biking, and sight-seeing.
The entire Juneau County Forest is open for regulated hunting with the exception of designated areas that are developed for high public use, such as Kennedy Park, Castle Rock Park and a part of Wilderness Park. Temporary hunting stands are permissible but must be removed from the forest after use. The use of nails, lag screws, screw steps, or other damaging devices is not permitted. No permanent type structures shall be permitted.
All Juneau County Forest lands are open for public use and for foot travel. ATV use on county owned land is prohibited. In addition to the town and county roads that access the forest the county also maintains 5.59 miles of County Forest roads. A number of gated or bermed special use trails and roads are also available. Access management remains a controversial issue on the Forest. Both motorized and non-motorized recreation are provided for within the Forest. See Chapter 700 for detailed discussion on Forest access.
Juneau County offers land owners the option to purchase a fuel wood permit for the purpose of cutting firewood on county owned lands. Permits can be purchased Monday-Friday 8-4:30 at Juneau County Forestry and Parks Office 650 Prairie Street Mauston, WI 53948. Permits are $15.00 each and an individual is limited to three(3) per year. Permits are given with the following conditions:
Amount of Fuel wood that may be gathered:
Face Cord or 3.33 Pulp Cord
Down and Dead Wood
regeneration and residual trees may not be damaged.
will only use wood for personal use. No
fuelwood may be sold or given away.
and use of equipment off existing roads must be approved by Forestry Office
Personnel in advance.
cutting in active timber sale areas.
permits April 1 thru July 15 C.) Standard Provisions:
1. The permittee must possess this permit at all times whether gathering or transporting.
2. This permit must be presented by the permittee upon request by any county personnel.
3. The permit holder assumes all responsibility to assure that he/she is on county property.
4. The permit holder assumes all liability for his/her own protection and agrees to hold County harmless for any accident or injuries that may happen to themselves or others.
5. All roads and trails shall be kept open at all times and may not be damaged.
6. Permittee shall not transfer this permit or allow the use thereof by any other person.
7. Violations of this permit or any conditions of gathering stated herein shall be determined by the County Forest Administrator and will result in the revocation of such permit. Violations may also subject the Permittee to an assessment for actual damage caused or prosecution for violation of 26.05 (timber theft) or 943.13 (trespass), Wis. Stats., or applicable county ordinances.