Forestry and Fire Managment

Dedicated to preserving, enhancing and developing the forest resources for the Coeur d’Alene people.

The Coeur d’Alene Tribal Forestry program has three major responsibilities: Forest Management, Forest Development and Fire Management. The program consists of ten positions filled by twenty-two employees. The positions include: Forest Manager, Foresters, Forest Development Forester, Forestry Technicians, Fire Management Officer, Fuels Technician, Fleet Manager, Firefighters, Timber Accountant and Administrative Assistant.


The Forest Manager administers the tribal forestry and fire management programs. These programs strive to maintain an environmentally healthy forest to insure future production of desired forest products. Management guidelines are established for both tribal and allotted lands in a forest management plan. Foresters are responsible for planning, scheduling, directing and managing all forest management and development activities. Forestry Technicians assist the foresters, as well as work independently to conduct seedling survival studies, timber marking, timber and realty cruises and fire suppression activities.

Forest Development

This program focuses on applying silviculture activities such as reforestation, pre-commercial thinning, pruning, site preparation, cone collection and tree improvement.

Fire Management

The Fire Management Officer is assisted by a Fuels Technician, Fleet Manager and nine seasonal fire fighters. They work cooperatively with local, state and federal agencies to protect tribal, allotted and fee lands against catastrophic wildfires. They also use prescribed burning to prepare planting sites, initiate underburning to increase forage and reduce fuel loading, and maintain a defensible space program to protect tribal homes from fire.

Timber Accountant & Admin. Assistant

Collects, records and disburses timber sale revenues and monitors departmental budgets and personnel records respectively.


Standard Forms

Bid Proposal Form
Part B Standard Provisions

Timber Sale | 6/29/2018

Mrs Theodore Logging Unit | PDF | Map

A timber sale in the low hills east of Tensed, Idaho. Two seasons are allowed with a requirement to move 500 MBF in 2018. 1,555 MBF of predominantly ponderosa pine sawtimber with a small amount of Douglas-fir and grand fir.

Prospectus | PDF

Detailed cruise information and sale requirements

Contract | PDF

Sale requirements spelled out in sample contract.

Timber Sale | 9/25/2017

Re-advertisement – TMTS’MTS’I”YELP Timber Sale | PDF | Map

This is our next timber sale up in the Evans Creek area located about 14 miles north of Saint Maries, Idaho. The sale has an estimated 4.3 MMBF of timber to be sold. Bid opening is Tuesday, 10-12-2017 at the Couer d’Alene Tribal Forestry Office, 402 Ann Antelope Avenue, Plummer, Idaho.

Prospectus | PDF

The prospectus is furnished to acquaint you with the principal requirements and features of this logging unit. If its wording or meaning disagree with the contract, the contract is final and binding. No guarantee is made of estimated volumes or timber quality mentioned herein.

Contract | PDF

Part B (Standard Provisions) are available in our office and/or downloaded from the link below.

Timber Sale | 6/19/2017

Sold: Ni’nsi’ Logging Unit | PDF | Map

3.9 million board feet of timber for sale in the DeSmet area of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation. Good access on gravel or paved roads to native surface roads within timbered areas. Two seasons allowed to complete sale. Logging is allowed between June and the end of October each season. Indian preference is no longer in effect.

Prospectus | PDF

Detailed information on the sale including cruise information by species and log diameter.

Contract | PDF

Specific requirements of the sale that the purchaser must meet. Also, there are zoomed in maps of timber sale areas.

Timber Sale | 5/2/2017

SOLD: T’aqhp’utm Logging Unit | PDF | Map

One million board feet of ponderosa pine and other species sawlogs is offered for sale 3 miles west of DeSmet, Idaho. This sale currently can be purchased by offering the minimum bids shown in the advertisement. Timber for harvest is located along and to the north and south of the graveled DeSmet Road that connects US Highway 95 to the Tekoa-Farmington highway in Washington. The sale obligations must be completed by October 31, 2017. All ground is tractor loggable. Season of operation is restricted to June 1 through October 31. Indian preference is no longer available for bidders.

Prospectus | PDF

Detailed cruise information and a summary of contract obligations can be found in the prospectus.

Contract | PDF

This is the timber sale contract which contains specific sale requirements that will apply to the T’aqhp’utm sale. The purchaser will also be held to the requirements found in the Part B Standard Provision clauses, that can be viewed or downloaded from the Forestry website. Bid forms are available on the website also.

Timber Sale | 5/3/2016

Sold, 2016: Hnpishmn LU | PDF | Map

Hnpishmn is currently open for interested parties to submit a bid at minimum price. The sale is in the King Valley area near DeSmet Idaho on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. The ground is all tractor loggable. A small amount of road repair is required, otherwise, the sale area is roaded.

Prospectus | PDF

Detailed information on the timber cruise and sale requirements can be found in the prospectus.

Contract | PDF

Timber sale contract requirements can be reviewed below. The Standard Provisions, Part B are available for review and download at a link on the Forestry webpage. Bid forms are also available at that location.

Fuel Sale | 7/20/2012Prospectus | PDF

Advertisement for 2012 Timber Agricultural Interface Fuel Break Project 8

Contract | View PDF

Sample Contract for 2012 Timber Agricultural Interface Fuel Break Project 8

Development | 4/26/2017

Tree planting contract | PDF | Map

This is a service contract, not a sale. Tree planting and spot herbicide spraying are included.

Prospectus | PDF

This is the mailer that you received if you are on our mailing list.

Contract | PDF

Sample Contract for 2017 Tree Planting Contract, with Exhibits A (maps) and B (specs).