Timber is periodically offered for sale from state-managed forest land.  Sales are conducted for the purposes of harvesting mature and over mature trees, responding to past or predicted insect and disease outbreaks, salvaging fire-damaged trees, enhancing wildlife habitat and improving forest health.

Timber Sale Online Bidding is an application to help prospective timber purchasers monitor upcoming offerings and to submit bids.  To use the system, you must register in person at a DNR office.  View office locations. For more information about the system or about state timber sales in general, call or email Donovan Asselin, Timber Sales Specialist (517-930-1326, [email protected]) with questions.


View Contract General Conditions and Requirements

View Bid Instructions for Sealed Bids

View Bid Instructions for Oral Auctions


This system is run on behalf of the State of Michigan, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and is protected by state and federal laws and regulations. This system is subject to monitoring to ensure proper performance of applicable security and privacy features or procedures. Such monitoring may result in the acquisition, recording, analysis of all data being communicated, transmitted, processed, or stored in the system by a user. If monitoring reveals possible evidence of criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to Law Enforcement Personnel. Any unauthorized use, misuse, or modification of this system or of the data contained herein or in transit to/from this system is strictly prohibited. Utilizing this system certifies that you have read and agree to comply with State of Michigan's policies, that you are or want to become an authorized user, and that you will use this system for authorized purposes only.