PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BIDS ON JUNEAU COUNTY TIMBER STUMPAGE
Six 2022 tracts: Tract CF1-22: Acres 80, Red Pine 4600 Tons, Oak 25 Tons. Tract CF2-22: Acres 120, Black Oak 1300 Tons, Red Pine 900 Tons, Jack Pine 100 Tons, Aspen 25 Tons. Tract CF3-22: Acres 79, Black Oak 2200 Tons, Jack Pine 750 Tons, Red Pine 300 Tons. Tract CF4-22: Acres 125, Red Pine 4300 Tons, Oak 700 Tons, Aspen 170 Tons, Red Maple 140 Tons, Jack Pine 60 Tons. Tract CF5-22: Acres 92, Red Pine 1600 Tons, Jack Pine 90 Tons. Tract CF6-22: Acres 107, White Pine 80 Tons, Red Pine 50 Tons, Black & White Oak 26 Tons. Three re-advertised tracts from 2021: Tract CF6-21: Acres 79, Black Oak 1800, White Pine 370 Tons, Red Pine 270 Tons, Jack Pine 110 Tons, White Oak 90 Tons. Tract CF7-21: Acres 34, Black Oak 925 Tons, Red Maple 550 Tons, Aspen 200 Tons, Jack Pine 40 Tons, Mix Hardwoods 18 Tons. Tract CF8-21: Acres 32, Black Oak 800 Tons, White Pine 380 Tons, Red Pine 290 Tons, Jack Pine 30 Tons, Aspen 20 Tons. The six tracts established for 2022 and three re-advertised tracts from 2021 comprise approximately 748 acres in total and are located in the Townships of Armenia, Clearfield, Germantown, Necedah and Cutler. Timber produced on the Juneau County Forest is sustainably managed and third party certified. 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 Loggers will be required to show proof of successful completion of logging training according to WISCONSIN SFI TRAINING STANDARD. Juneau County will require proof of financial responsibility and ability to complete the contract provisions. Juneau County reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Sealed bids are due by Monday, March 07, 2022, 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: email@example.com 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.