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South Dakota Field Office
Release Date: 06/12/12
Contacts: Mark Jacobsen    
  (406) 233-2831    

BLM announces timber sale results

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. --- The BLM South Dakota Field Office awarded the Sugarloaf timber sale contract to high-bidder Neiman Timber Company at $2.75 per ton, June 4.

The sale area is east of the Terry Peak and Mystic Miner Ski Areas and encompasses part of the Mickelson National Recreation Trail.  Neiman Timber Company is based out of Hulett, Wyo. 

The salvage of nearly 3,000 trees infested by Mountain pine beetle is expected to start mid-June.  The additional thinning of non-infested trees in the sale area will also help improve resiliency to beetle attack and reduce wildfire risk on residual trees.  

Coordination with the State of South Dakota as well as private landowners was required in order to complete the sale.

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The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

South Dakota Field Office   310 Roundup Street      Belle Fourche, South Dakota 57717  

Last updated: 06-28-2012