CEDAR CITY—The Dixie National Forest is offering a number of small and moderate size deck sales in an effort to reduce hazardous fuels and provide forest resources to the public. Deck sales are timber sales composed of trees that have been limbed, bucked and stacked. These decks are near roads and may contain a variety of tree species in a variety of sizes and lengths. The most common use of these decks is for commercial firewood purposes.
“This is a great opportunity to provide for economic development as well as reduce hazardous fuels in the Duck Creek area,” said Veronic Magnuson of the Cedar City District.
The decked material is a result of the Duck Creek Fuel Reduction Project, where hazardous fuels are being treated to reduce wildfire intensity and severity as well as improve public and firefighter safety. To date, the Duck Creek Fuel Reduction Project has treated over 8,000 acres in the greater Duck Creek area.
The deck sales will be sold by competitive sealed bid where the individual who submits the highest bid will win the sale. The bid period is now open and will run until Sept. 4 at 10 a.m. The sealed bids will be opened on Sept. 4. These deck sales will have a 2-year term. The bidder is responsible for inspecting the decks prior to bidding. A total of 12 deck sales will be offered with volumes ranging from around 200 cords to over 1,300 cords per sale.
- Contact: the Dixie National Forest at 435-865-3200
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