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Largest Purchasers of National Forest Timber, 2001-2003

compiled by George Draffan from U.S. Forest Service data

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In 2001, 2002, and 2003, the U.S. Forest Service sold four billion board feet of timber from the national forests for $375 million.

The 78 purchasers of more than ten million board feet during that period are ranked below by their total amount purchased.

PURCHASER

MAIN REGION & NATIONAL FOREST

BOARD FEET (000)

AMOUNT PAID

Sierra Pacific Industries

5

Tahoe

Two timber sales in 2001 accounted for 3/4 of SPI's total purchases.

595,194

$15,539,078

Travis Lumber

8
8

Ouachita
Ozark St Francis

83,469

$7,036,225

Boise Cascade

6
9
6
4

Umatilla
Superior
Colville
Boise

82,540

$7,345,064

Franklin Logging

5
5

Lassen
Shasta-Trinity

72,871

$2,653,019

Louisiana-Pacific

1
1
9
2

Kootenai
Idaho Panhandle
Hiawatha
Medicine Bow-Routt

70,897

$6,924,820

Scott Timber

6
6
6

Willamette
Siuslaw
Rogue River

70,720

$12,694,902

Weyerhaeuser

8
8
6
9

Ozark St Francis
Ouachita
Deschutes
Huron Manistee

The Ozark St Francis
and Ouachita Forests accounted for 80% of W's total purchases.

64,418

$5,833,604

Viking Lumber

10

Tongass

52,589

$1,869,640

Pope and Talbot

2
1

Bighorn
Custer

49,080

$5,554,019

Vaagen Brothers Lumber

6

Colville

47,943

$7,011,193

Neiman Timber Company LC

2

Black Hills

46,809

$7,348,706

Owens & Hurst Lumber

1
1

Kootenai
Flathead

44,710

$4,827,679

Shawn Montee Timber

1
1
6

Kootenai
Idaho Panhandle
Okanogan-Wenatchee

42,242

$4,334,587

Georgia-Pacific

8
6
8
9

Florida
Siuslaw
Ouachita
Monangahela

42,041

$5,196,778

Roseberry Timber

6

Deschutes

38,040

$2,343,544

Biewer

9
9
9

Huron Manistee
Hiawatha
Chequamegon-Nicolet

37,891

$5,090,029

Freres Lumber

6
6

Willamette
Mt Hood

37,338

$6,797,414

Plum Creek Marketing

1
1

Flathead
Kootenai

34,819

$4,424,848

Swanson Group

6
6

Willamette
Siuslaw

32,986

$4,246,451

Wetsel-Oviatt Lumber

5
5
5

Tahoe
Eldorado
Stanislaus

32,184

$2,545,837

Potlatch

9

Chippewa

30,208

$1,936,579

B & S Logging

6

Deschutes

30,051

$2,390,582

Bean Lumber

8

Ouachita

29,915

$3,388,977

Ralph Franklin & Son

5

Region 5

28,895

$854,513

Warner Enterprises

5

Lassen

28,815

$719,572

Bennett Lumber Products

1
1

Nez Perce
Clearwater

27,749

$3,100,285

Rosboro Lumber

6

Willamette

27,914

$3,923,564

Intermountain Resources

2

Region 2

27,225

$1,637,678

Deltic Timber

8
8

Ouachita
Ozark St Francis

25,927

$2,799,064

Tom Harmon Logging

6
6

Deschutes
Fremont-Winema

25,094

$1,436,398

Tamarack Mills LLC

4
4

Boise
Payette

24,923

$3,406,009

D.R. Johnson Lumber

6

Region 6

24,875

$1,680,536

Gulf Lumber

8

Mississppi

24,569

$3,671,458

Bob Walker

1

Bitterroot

24,494

$183,603

Longview Fibre

6

Okanogan-Wenatchee

23,610

$1,443,803

Stora Enso

9
9
9

Chequamegon-Nicolet
Chippewa
Ottawa

23,423

$1,814,311

High Cascade

6
6

Mt Hood
Gifford Pinchot

22,155

$1,748,657

Quick Silver Contracting

6
6
6

Winema
Deschutes
Fremont-Winema

21,647

$507,819

Hedstrom Lumber

9

Ouachita

20,518

$944,295

KLP Logging

9

Chequamegon-Nicolet

20,261

$1,349,444

Sierra Forest Products

5

Sequoia

18,534

$896,665

CLR Timber Holdings

6

Siskiyou

18,292

$3,554,106

Tricon Timber LLC

1

Lolo

18,038

$1,214,255

Show Me Forest Products

9

Mark Twain

17,862

$2,879,634

R-Y Timber

1

Region 1

17,628

$1,822,028

Seneca Sawmill

6

Willamette

17,292

$4,652,178

VanWagner Timber

8

Florida

16,809

$812,016

Fremont Sawmill

6

Fremont-Winema

16,385

$964,067

Randy Pew Forest Products

5
5
5

Plumas
Lassen
Tahoe

16,194

$460,675

Sunshine Palms

8

Florida

15,947

$802,851

Pine Tech

9

Hurion Manistee

15,878

$1,583,777

Johnson Timber

9

Chequamegon-Nicolet

15,380

$790,456

Futurewood

9

Chequamegon-Nicolet

15,128

$1,054,948

North Shore Forest Products

9

Superior

15,104

$892,714

Fousts

1

Kootenai

14,608

$2,084,571

Ambrosius Forest Products

9

Chequamegon-Nicolet

14,474

$1,029,368

BFP Management

9

Ottawa

14,355

$2,143,534

S.D. Warren - SAPPI

9

Huron Manistee
Chequamegon-Nicolet

13,081

$810,044

Hampton Tree Farms

6
6

Gifford Pinchot
Mt Hood

12,780

$1,392,981

Wiitala Vozka Logging

9

Chequamegon-Nicolet

12,666

$1,192,837

Holli Forest Products

9

Ottawa

12,550

$1,019,360

Collins Pine

5

Klamath

12,247

$500,671

Iron Triangle, LLC

6
6
6

Wallowa-Whitman
Umatilla
Malheur

12,036

$786,694

Riley Creek Lumber

1

Idaho Panhandle

11,569

$1,837,125

Lee Smith Logging

5
6

Klamath
Winema

11,104

$164,905

Silverbay Logging

10

Tongass

11,041

$965,024

Southwest Forest Products

3

Coconino

10,972

$124,884

Pyramid Mountain Lumber

1

Lolo

10,856

$603,258

Trinity River Lumber / Logging

5
5

Shasta-Trinity
Six Rivers

10,807

$489,592

Thomas Creek Lumber & Log

6

Mt Hood

10,576

$1,012,463

Carbon County Lumber

3

Kaibab

10,559

$367,510

Keweenaw Land Association

9

Ottawa

10,506

$693,965

Hood Industries

8

Mississippi

10,397

$1,903,519

Engle Investors

6

Willamette

10,392

$5,607,531

Pollard Lumber

8

Francis Marion

10,234

$2,194,060

Violetti Brothers Logging

5

Modoc

10,119

$63,730

Rio Grande Forest Products

3

Santa Fe

10,103

$177,612

Shamco

9

Region 9

10,097

$522,251