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  • TIMBER NOTICE OF SALE

    Page 1 of 3 1/17/2019

    SALE NAME: ROAD RUNNER VRH RMZ AGREEMENT NO: 30-97847 AUCTION: March 27, 2019 starting at 10:00 a.m., COUNTY: Skagit Northwest Region Office, Sedro Woolley, WA SALE LOCATION: Sale located approximately 14 miles southeast of Sedro-Woolley, WA. PRODUCTS SOLD AND SALE AREA: All timber bounded by white timber sale boundary tags, adjacent young stands and the

    SO-ML Road, except cedar salvage (cedar snags, preexisting dead and down cedar trees and cedar logs) and trees marked with blue paint on the bole and root collar in Unit #1.

    All timber bounded by white timber sale boundary tags and adjacent young stands, except

    cedar salvage (cedar snags, preexisting dead and down cedar trees and cedar logs) and trees marked with blue paint on the bole and root collar in Unit #2.

    All timber bounded by white timber sale boundary tags, adjacent young stands, power

    line and the SO-ML road, except cedar salvage (cedar snags, preexisting dead and down cedar trees and cedar logs), trees marked with blue paint on the bole and root collar and forest products tagged out by yellow leave tree area tags in Units #3 and #4.

    All timber bounded by white timber sale boundary tags, property line, flag line and the

    CN-ML Road, except cedar salvage (cedar snags, preexisting dead and down cedar trees and cedar logs), trees marked with blue paint on the bole and root collar, forest products tagged out by blue special management tags (RMZs), and forest products tagged out by yellow leave tree area tags in Unit #5.

    All timber as described for removal in Schedule B located in the RMZ thinning area

    (beyond the blue special management tags up to the white timber sale boundary tags) within Unit #5.

    All timber bounded by orange right of way tags, except that title to the timber within the

    right of way tags is not conveyed to the Purchaser unless the road segment is actually constructed.

    The above described products on part(s) of Sections 20 and 27 all in Township 33 North,

    Range 5 East, W.M., containing 90 acres, more or less. CERTIFICATION: This sale is certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® program Standard (cert

    no: PwC-SFIFM-513) ESTIMATED SALE VOLUMES AND QUALITY: Avg Ring Total MBF by Grade Species DBH Count MBF 1P 2P 3P SM 1S 2S 3S 4S UT Douglas fir 15 8 2,204 542 1,255 360 47 Silver fir 17 122 69 38 7 8 Hemlock 15 28 21 7 Red alder 11 6 6 Red cedar 17 3 3 Maple 10 1 1 Sale Total 2,364

  • TIMBER NOTICE OF SALE

    Page 2 of 3 1/17/2019

    MINIMUM BID: $762,000.00 BID METHOD: Sealed Bids PERFORMANCE SECURITY: $100,000.00 SALE TYPE: Lump Sum EXPIRATION DATE: March 31, 2020 ALLOCATION: Export Restricted BID DEPOSIT: $76,200.00 or Bid Bond. Said deposit shall constitute an opening bid at the appraised

    price. HARVEST METHOD: Cable OR tethered equipment (See H-141 for restrictions); cable or shovel on sustained

    slopes 35% or less; a feller-buncher/harvester on sustained slopes 35 % or less; a self- leveling shovel and/or self-leveling harvester/feller-buncher (See H-141 for restrictions) may operate on sustained slopes up to 50%. Falling and Yarding will not be permitted from November 1 to March 31 unless authorized in writing by the Contract Administrator (THIS PERTAINS TO GROUND-BASED EQUIPMENT ONLY) to reduce soil damage and erosion.

    Falling and yarding in the RMZ thinning area shall not be permitted during the bark

    slippage season unless authorized in writing by the Contract Administrator. This season is estimated to run from April 1 to July 15, but may vary dependent on weather conditions. If permission is granted to operate during the bark slippage season the Purchaser shall be required to provide a plan outlining mitigation measures.

    ROADS: 7.49 stations of required construction. 20.32 stations of optional construction. 23.81

    stations of optional reconstruction. 20.32 stations of road to be abandoned if built. 240.05 stations of required pre-haul maintenance.

    Rock may be obtained from the following source(s) on State land at no charge to the

    Purchaser: Crane Creek Pit at station 5+57 of the CN-2006 Road. LM-04 Gravel Pit at station 2+24 of the LM-04 Road.

    Development of existing rock sources will

    involve clearing, stripping, drilling, shooting, and processing rock to generate riprap, shot rock, and gravel pit run rock.

    An estimated total quantity of rock needed for this proposal: 103 cubic yards of riprap,

    710 cubic yards shot rock, 280 cubic yards of 3-inch-minus surfacing rock and 5,630 cubic yards of gravel pit run rock.

    Stockpile of 3-inch-minus surfacing available for use in the Crane Creek Pit. Road work and the hauling of rock will not be permitted from November 1 to March 31

    unless authorized in writing by the Contract Administrator to reduce soil damage and siltation. The hauling of forest products will not be permitted from November 1 to March 31 unless authorized in writing by the Contract Administrator to reduce soil damage and siltation.

    ACREAGE DETERMINATION CRUISE METHOD: Acres determined by GPS traverse. Cruise was conducted via variable and fixed plot

    sample type. See Cruise Narrative for further details. Shapefiles of units are available upon request.

  • TIMBER NOTICE OF SALE

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    FEES: $40,188.00 is due on day of sale. $9.00 per MBF is due upon removal. These are in

    addition to the bid price. SPECIAL REMARKS: None.

  • Agreement No. 30-097847

    Schedule B Thinning Prescription

    Thinning Prescription: Unit RMZ 5: Thinning from below, taking smallest diameter trees first, leave the “best” 100-120 trees per acre across entire unit, including yarding corridors, (approximately 21 x 21 foot spacing). To accomplish these criteria, the take tree preference is as follows: 1. All hardwoods 2. Western Hemlock 3. Douglas-fir Best tree definition is having the following characteristics: 1. Free of disease, major defect, and damage 2. Fullest and most vigorous crowns 3. Best form: tallest tree, straightest boles, and smallest limb diameters 4. Trees of the largest diameter class Special Thinning Conditions Openings created by felling trees shall not exceed 30 feet between leave trees. In areas where thinning is not necessary, i.e., prescription is met already; do not put in corridors. If natural openings in the stand exceed this distance, sufficient trees shall be left on the perimeter of the opening to maintain the appropriate trees per acre as determined by compliance plots described in compliance methods. Leave tree definition Leave trees in the unit shall be selected by comparing their characteristics with other trees in the stand. Leave trees shall be the best trees from the largest diameter classes available and evenly distributed over the landscape. Diseased tree: A tree that is infested with Dwarf Mistletoe or other pathogen to the point that at least 2/3 of its crown is affected. Deformed tree: A tree that has forked tops, broken tops, sinuosity, or severe cat faces (bark removed on more than half of the circumference of the tree). Ground-based yarding corridors: Corridors are limited to 14 feet wide (including rub trees) and no less than 70 feet apart as measured from the center of the corridor. Where possible corridors should be located in a manner that minimizes the chance of damaging or needing to remove any leave trees. No yarding shall take place on sustained slopes greater than 35%.

  • Agreement No. 30-097847

    Riparian Forest Restoration Strategy Trees Purchaser shall mark 5 trees per acre of RMZ for riparian enhancement. These 5 trees must be trees that would otherwise have been cut to meet the prescription. Once approved by the Contract Administrator, the Purchaser shall fell 3 per acre towards the stream for Large Woody Debris and the remaining two per acre shall be girdled by the purchaser to create snags. Girdling shall expose the cambium the entire circumference of the tree for a width of no less than 3 inches. Snags created by mechanized equipment shall be at least 20 feet tall and tops are to remain on site. See timber sale maps and the table below for number of trees and locations. RMZ IDENTIFIER: RMZ 5 RMZ ACRES: 3.2 NUMBER OF SNAG CREATION TREES: 6 NUMBER OF FELLED TREES: 10 Compliance: A 1/20 acre fixed radius plot (26.3 feet) shall be measured to determine trees per acre. The number of trees in a plot shall be multiplied by 20 to determine the trees per acre for that plot. The average of all plots in a unit shall determine the trees per acre for that unit. Only trees greater than or equal to 6.0 inches DBH shall be measured. Trees that are less than 6 inches in DBH shall be protected during harvest operations where possible. Additionally, the Purchasers shall retain all snags greater than or equal to 20 inches DBH and 20 feet tall, except where it cannot be accomplished safely. Western redcedar is not to be cut without prior approval of the Contract Administrator (CA). Only trees necessary to facilitate harvest operations or those which pose safety hazards shall be considered for approval. Certification of fallers and yarder operators (additional requirements beyond those outlined in the H-011) The Contract Administrator and faller/harvest operator shall jointly review t