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In 2010 over 5 million dollars of direct economic benefits to the people of Wyoming were derived from Wyoming BLM forest product sales. The return ratio for economic benefits of commercial BLM forestry activities to funding levels is approximately 10:1 

Stacked firewood.
This does not include the sale of personal and commercial firewood (5,000 green tons of biomass) that was utilized as renewable energy for heating purposes. These fuelwood/biomass sales benefited the residents of Wyoming through lowered utility bills and the opportunities afforded to families going to the forests to cut firewood as part of their outdoor recreational activities.

  • The BLM Wyoming forestry program helps to support the local economies of small Wyoming towns such as Aladdin, Hulett, Daniel, Beulah, Basin, Buffalo and Bridger, through pre-commercial and commercial thinning contracts. 
  • Forest Products harvested from BLM lands provides lumber, fuel, and a multitude of specialty forest products (wood for furniture, burl wood for decorative purposes, boughs and cones for floral displays, willow for basketry, native seed for land restoration, and many other niche products) for both large and small businesses and a livelihood for their employees. 

Forestry Program Accomplishments (2007-2011)

Wyoming BLM Forest and Vegetative Products Sold 2007-2013

Product

2013

2012

011

2010

009

2008

2007

Saw Timber (in MBF =1,000 board feet)

305

500

1,519

2,414

3,235

939

6,343

Post and Poles (MBF)

33.3

158

106

137

123

71

18

Fuelwood (cords) 

1,185

*1,723

933

995

1,042

1,286

749

Christmas Trees (ea.)

555

1,464

1,540

1,129

2,236

256

1,628

Native seed (pounds)

4,301

0

1,320

500

7,614

8,757

1,500

Other seed (bushels)

300

1,000

0

200

780

560

700

Transplants/ornamentals (ea.)

54

25

133

57

11

98

0

Feed and Forage (tons)

0

0

0

0

0

406

0

Mosses (pounds)

0

0

0

5,000

1

0

0

Burl wood (cords)

2

1

1

0

0

35

0

Biomass (green tons) *

2,927

3,364

1,827

2,242

1,941

0

0

Timber Sale Revenue (dollars )

12,412

12,412

6,118

25,273

38,028

5,250

152,850

Special Forest Products Revenue (dollars)

16,717.00

18,450

21,365

25,272

38,058

29,170

UNKN

Total Revenue (dollars)

19,967.08

30,862

27,483

50,545

76,086

34,420

152,850+

    *Change in reporting all fuelwood to Biomass (green tons)          

Wyoming BLM Forestry Accomplishments 2007-2013

Product

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

SFP permits issued (ea.)

715

563

719

775

554

649

401

Forest Inventory (acres)

779

918

660

932

1,293

20,865

17,290

Forestry Treatments monitored (acres)

417

426

485

710

744

755

460

Non-commercial Treatments (acres)

312

979

880

1,753

605

1,202

915

Commercial Treatments (acres)

293

545

776

 974

 1,377

 765

930