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FOREST SERVICE MANUAL
CORONADO NATIONAL FOREST
TUCSON, AZ
FSM 2400 – TIMBER MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 2430 – COMMERCIAL TIMBER SALES
Supplement No.: 2400-2012-1
Effective Date: February 10, 2012
Duration: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed.
Approved: JIM UPCHURCH
Forest Supervisor
Date Approved: January 30, 2012
Posting Instructions: Supplements are numbered consecutively by title and calendar year.
Post by document; remove the entire document and replace it with this supplement. Retain this
transmittal as the first page(s) of this document. The last supplement to this title was
2400-1994-1 to FSM 2430.
New Document
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10 Pages
Superseded Document(s) by
Issuance Number and
Effective Date
2430 (2400-1994-1, 02/01/1994)
7 Pages
Digest:
2430.3 – Removes Exhibit 1, Tracer Paint Accountability Control Register.
2430.3 – Establishes Forest-wide policies for the implementation of the fuelwood and small
product sales programs.
2430.3 – Allows the assignment of a “designated cutter.”
2430.3 – Clarifies what forms of identification are acceptable.
2430.3 – Establishes protocols for the collection of NFF, SSF, and KV funds.
2430.3 – Establishes protocols for collection of road maintenance deposits for commercial sales.
Coronado SUPPLEMENT 2400-2011-1
EFFECTIVE DATE: 02/10/2012
DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed.
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2430.3 – Sets forth the Forest-wide fuelwood collection season.
2430.3 – Establishes the policies for free-use fuelwood.
2431 – Revises the Coronado National Forest minimum and standard rates and minimum charges
for small sales to conform to the Southwestern Region rates.
Coronado SUPPLEMENT 2400-2011-1
EFFECTIVE DATE: 02/10/2012
DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed.
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2430.2 - OBJECTIVES
Establish a uniform procedure to provide fuelwood, small product sales, and Christmas trees on
the Coronado National Forests.
2430.3 - POLICY
The following are general Forest wide policies to be used in the implementation of the fuelwood
and small product sales program on the Forest.
When issuing permits, only two forms of identification are valid: an original, legible driver’s
license or State ID, and either must have a picture. A person may purchase a permit for their
spouse. A designated cutter may be named on the permit.
Incidental amounts of dead and down fuelwood for recreationists do not require a permit. This
fuelwood is intended for on-site use and is not to be removed from Forest Service land without a
permit.
Personal use fuelwood is intended to be used by the permittee or the immediate family.
Individuals may purchase up to 4 cords for personal use. Personal use fuelwood may not be
resold.
With approval of the line officer, Knutson-Vandenberg (KV) and Salvage Sale Fund (SSF) plans
may be established for 2400-1 commercial fuelwood permits and 2400-4 convertible product
sales.
For 2400-1 personal use fuelwood permits, 100% of the total value of the permit will go to SSF.
KV can be collected with an approved KV Plan when removing products from a designated area.
For 2400-1 commercial use fuelwood permits, 100% of the total value of the permit will go to
SSF unless a KV plan has been developed. When a KV plan has been developed 10% of the
value will go the NFF, the remaining 90% will be split between SSF and KV. KV will be
collected only if a KV plan has been developed by the District Ranger.
For 2400-4 convertible products sales, 100% of the total value of the permit will go to SSF
unless a KV plan has been developed. When a KV plan has been developed, 10% of the value
will go the NFF, the remaining 90% will be split between SSF and KV. KV will be collected
only if a KV plan has been developed by the District Ranger.
Each District will prepare a KV Plan and have it approved prior to collecting KV dollars. A sale
area map showing the approximate locations for each KV project will also be submitted. The
Forest will prepare a SSF collection plan (FS-2400-51) to cover miscellaneous District SSF
collections.
Coronado SUPPLEMENT 2400-2011-1
EFFECTIVE DATE: 02/10/2012
DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed.
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Road maintenance deposits may be collected with line officer approval. Road maintenance
deposits of $1.00/CCF ($1.00/cord) may be collected for commercial use 2400-1 and 2400-4
sales.
2430.3 a - Specific Fuelwood Policies
1. Forest-wide Fuelwood Collection Season. All Districts of the Coronado National
Forest will offer permits for fuelwood collection between October 1st and December 31st. Line
officers may elect to offer permits for fuelwood collection outside this time period as well.
2. District Fuelwood Policy. Each District has the option to designate District fuelwood
cutting areas (dead and down, dead standing, green and free use) and District fuelwood seasons,
where it benefits the public and meets resource objectives of the District. These District
fuelwood permits should be restricted to designated areas. Maps are to be provided with detailed
boundaries for property lines and collection unit boundaries with these permits. Load tags will
be issued for all wood permits and the permits will be prominently attached to each load of wood
so that they are clearly visible while transporting the wood.
Districts have the discretion to increase minimum prices to meet market conditions. The
minimum permit value for fuelwood, convertible product, and non-convertible product sales will
be $20.00. The minimum value of one CCF or one cord of dead and down, dead standing, or
green fuelwood is $5.00/CCF or cord.
3. Free-Use Fuelwood Policy. District Rangers will document rationale for
implementing free-use authority for personal use fuelwood whenever that authority is used.
Free-Use fuelwood permits may not exceed four (4) cords per year to an individual.
4. Free-Use Roundwood Policy. District Rangers will document rationale for
implementing free-use authority for personal use roundwood (timber, such as posts and poles, for
use without being squared by hewing or sawing) whenever that authority is used. Value of FreeUse for roundwood may not exceed $200/year to an individual.
Use the standard rates of $1.00/ccf or cord for roundwood to determine value.
5. Commercial Fuelwood Sales. Commercial sales are for those persons who will resell
the fuelwood, or use their wood at a commercial enterprise. All commercial sales of 100 CCF or
cords or more where the demand for commercial sales is high and competition may be present,
should be advertised for competitive bidding. If no bids are received, sales may be sold on a
negotiated basis.
The minimum commercial sale will be $20.00.
6. Policy in Unadvertised and Short-Notice Sales. Noncompetitive sales totaling more
than $10,000 in value must not be made directly, in any one calendar year to any individual
purchaser. The district shall inform the purchaser of this Region-wide limitation. The
Coronado SUPPLEMENT 2400-2011-1
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Supervisor's Office will provide the district assistance in assuring that this limitation is not
violated. Competitive procedures with at least a 7-day advertisement period will be used where
there is interest by more than one purchaser.
7. Christmas Tree Program. The intention of the Christmas tree program is to provide
a family recreational experience. Christmas trees are not intended to be resold commercially.
The minimum Christmas tree tag is $10.00 per tree.
8. Permits and Contracts. Permits are only to be used for products other than
sawtimber. All sawtimber size trees, pieces of trees, or logs must be sold with a contract.
Sawtimber size is defined as 9 inches DBH or greater, and longer than 8 feet in length. The
Forest Supervisor and Deputy Forest Supervisor are delegated authority to award 2400-2 and
2400-4 contracts. For 2400-3 or 2400-6 contracts appropriate authority will need to be
requested.
2431.31 - MINIMUM AND STANDARD RATES
2431.31a - Standard Rates
Refer to R-3 Supplement 2400-2009-1 (effective 5/6/2009) for standard rates for products not
listed in the tables below. Standard rates are the lowest rates timber may be sold for without a
supporting TEA appraisal.
Convertible Miscellaneous Products – Standard Rates.
Miscellaneous Products
Juniper posts (corner - 6" x 7')
Other species (corner)
Juniper posts (line - 5"x 7')
Other species (line)
Fence stays (2"x 6')
Vigas
Latillas
Houselogs
Minimum price
$0.25 each
$0.20 each
$0.12 each
$0.08 each
$0.05 each
$6.00/ccf
$6.00/ccf
$6.00/ccf
CONVERSIONS
.01 CCF each
.01 CCF each
.01 CCF each
.01 CCF each
.01 CCF each
.01 CCF each
Example : 100 posts X .01 CCF/post = 1.0 CCF and 100 posts X $.25 each = $25.00
permit.
Non-Convertible Products – Standard Rates
(Those products that will not be converted to CCF).
Coronado SUPPLEMENT 2400-2011-1
EFFECTIVE DATE: 02/10/2012
DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed.
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Product
Conifer Boughs
Novelty Woods & Burls
Conifers 1' to 3' tall
Over 3' tall to 10' tall
Minimum
Minimum Permit
Permit
Price/Unit
(personal use) (commercial use)
5.00/ton
$20.00
$25.00
75.00/ton
$20.00
$25.00
$5.00 each
$20.00
$5.00 each plus $2.00/foot
$20.00
over 3' tall
[Example: a 5 foot tree = $5.00 + $4.00 ($2.00/ft X 2 foot) = $9.00]
Aspen and other
deciduous species
1' to 10' tall
Christmas Trees
Personal Use
Fuelwood
$5.00 each
$20.00
$10.00 per tree up to 10ft, per tag; for taller
trees $1.00 per foot.
$5.00/cord
Fuelwood may be offered in increments less than one cord. When using fuelwood permits or
2400-4 contracts, the area must be designated, discernable on the ground, as defined on an
attached map. Any area needing protection or special consideration must also be defined on the
attached map (FSH 2409.18 Chapter 54.2).
Desert Plants and Shrubs
Standard Rates for Desert Shrubs and Plants
Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus wislizeni)
$3.00 each
Hedgehog (Cactus Echinocereus fendleri)
$1.00 each
Rainbow (Cactus Echinocereus)
$1.00 each
Devil’s Pincushion (Mammillaria heyderi)
$1.00 each
Spanish Dagger (Yucca baccata)
$4.00 each
Yucca (Yucca spp.)
$4.00 each
Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia spp.)
$1.00/clump
Soap Tree Yucca (Yucca elata)
$4.00 each
Ocotillo (Fouqueria elata)
$2.00 each
Cholla (Opuntia spp.)
$2.00 each
These plants require a transportation permit from Arizona Department of Agriculture. Districts
must determine that a permittee is in compliance with state laws pertaining to transportation of
plant material before issuing permits. Permits shall not be issued for plant species on the Region
3 Sensitive Plant Species list, federally listed or proposed.
Coronado SUPPLEMENT 2400-2011-1
EFFECTIVE DATE: 02/10/2012
DURATION: This supplement is effective until superseded or removed.
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Refer to R-3 Supplement 2400-2009-1 (effective 5/6/2009) for products/plants not listed in this
supplement. Minor amounts of personal use of mushrooms, fruits, berries or pinyon nuts may be
authorized without permit.
2431.31b - Minimum Rates.
Refer to R-3 Supplement 2400-2009-1 (effective 5/6/2009) for minimum rates.
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