by KTNA Staff ~ December 22nd, 2010
DNR: Notice of Final Finding and Notice of Timber Sale under AS 38.05.035(e) and AS 38.05.945
The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry (DOF), as part of its forest management program will offer the following commercial timber sale for competitive sealed bid. The proposed timber sales are located within the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.
The sale areas are described as follows:
Sale Name &
Sale Number Volume Acres Minimum Bid Legal Description
770 Cunits of Birch
92 MBF of Spruce
(within 3 units)
Portions of Sections 8, 9, and 17, T20N, R3W, Seward Meridian
SC- 2928M 706 Cunits of Birch
135 MBF of Spruce
(within 3 units)
Portions of Sections 4, 5, and 9, T20N, R3W, Seward Meridian
SC- SC-2922M 510 Cunits of Birch
105 MBF of Spruce 85
(within 2 units) Birch $7.65/Cord
Portions of Section 31, T19N, R3W, and Portions of Section 36, T19N, R4W, Seward Meridian
• 1 MBF = one thousand boardfeet = approximately 5 tons
• 1 Cord = 0.85 Cunits
Sales will be sold on an individual lump sum basis. The timber harvest contracts expire 3-years after signing. Performance and Scarification bonds required are detailed in the contracts. These timber sales include utilization of existing permanent logging roads, new permanent, temporary, and winter road development, and roads as described and directed in each specific contract. Contracts include scarification requirements. Planting costs will be a state responsibility.
Pursuant to AS 38.05.945 this notice is intended to inform the public that the Department of Natural Resources is issuing a final written finding under AS 38.05.035(e) that the Lilly Timber Sale is in the best interest of the State and the Division has decided to initiate this forest management action. The Lilly Timber Sale was found to not be subject to the coastal zone review.
Also, pursuant to AS 38.05.945 this notice is intended to inform the public that the Department of Natural Resources is offering the Tin #3 and the Copper #2 Timber Sales. The Tin#3 Timber Sale is composed of 3 harvest units originally part of the Tin Timber Sale (SC-1502M). previously reviewed and sold: The Copper #2 Timber Sale is composed of 2 harvest units from the Tin Timber Sale (SC-1502 M) and the Copper Timber Sale (SC-06-04 M). Both the Tin and Copper Timber sales were previously reviewed, sold and subsequently returned to the Division of Forestry unharvested.
The Consistency Determination required under 11 AAC 110.255 for the Copper Timber Sale and the Final Written Findings required under AS 38.05.035(e) for all of the timber sales may be reviewed at the Division of Forestry, 101 Airport Road, Palmer, AK 99645. These decision documents may also be reviewed on the Division of Forestry’s website: “http://www.dnr.state.ak.us/forestry/timber/matsu.htm”.
A person affected by this decision who provided timely written comment or public hearing testimony on the Lilly decision may appeal it, in accordance with 11 AAC 02. Any appeal must be received by January 6, 2011, and may be mailed or delivered to Dan Sullivan, Commissioner, Department of Natural Resources, 550 W. 7th Avenue, Suite 1400, Anchorage, Alaska 99501; or faxed to (907) 269-8918, or sent by electronic mail to dnr_appeals [at] dnr [dot] state [dot] ak [dot] us. If no appeal is filed by this date, this decision goes into effect as a final order and decision on January 16, 2011. An eligible person must first appeal this decision in accordance with 11 AAC 02 before appealing this decision to Superior Court. A copy of 11 AAC 02 may be obtained from any regional information office of the Department of Natural Resources.
All sales above meet the requirements of AS 38.05.112. The forest management actions are directed at achieving specific resource objectives outlined in the decision documents. The Alaska Department of Natural Resources hereby gives notice that it is in the best interest of the State to offer these timber sales by sealed bid. To qualify bidders must, prior to the bid opening, not be in breach of any prior timber sale contract, and must submit a copy of their current Alaska Business License. The business license copy may accompany the sealed bid. Sealed bids, submitted in duplicate, on forms provided by the Division of Forestry, marked on the outside with the timber sale name and number, and addressed to the Mat-Su Area Office, 101 Airport Road., Palmer, Alaska 99645, will be accepted until 2:00 P.M. prevailing time, January 17, 2011. Sealed bids may also be presented in person to the Mat-Su Area Forester before the bid opening. All bids must be in the physical possession of the Mat-Su Area Forester before bid opening.
For a bid to qualify, prospective bidders will be required to submit a 10% bid deposit of the total bid value, for each sale they are bidding on. The State reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Unless all bids are rejected, the sale will be awarded to the responsible qualified bidder offering the highest total bid value for the timber on each sale. The State also reserves the right to waive technical defects in this advertisement in the best interest of the State.
Persons interested in these timber sales are encouraged to visit the sale areas, review logging and road cost estimates, road construction standards, and scarification requirements and standards prior to bidding. More detailed information pertinent to the sales, prospectus and sample contracts may be obtained at the following web site: http://forestry.alaska.gov/timber/matsu.htm or at the Division of Forestry office at 101 Airport Road in Palmer or by calling 761-6264, contacting the Coastal Region Resource Forester, Rick Jandreau.
The State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry, complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who may need help with bidding should contact the Mat-Su Area Forester at 761-6316 no later than January 10, 2010 to make any necessary arrangements.
/s/ Ken Bullman
12/16/2010 03:36:00 PM by ccrecknagle/10/State/Alaska/US
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