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Forest Development Contracts

Periodically throughout the year, the Land & Minerals Department advertises Forest Development Contracts for a variety of projects that may include: Ground Herbicide Site Preparation, Ground Herbicide Release for Conifer Plantations, Hand Release and Basal Pruning of Existing Conifer Plantation, Mechanical Ground Scarification through Disk Trenching and Anchor Chaining, Planting, Budcapping and Plantskydd Application.

To be eligible to operate on St. Louis County Lands a Responsible Operators Application Form and a Certificate of Compliance with Minnesota Workers' Compensation Law must be completed and on file at the St. Louis County Land & Minerals Department, Government Services Building, Room 208, 320 West 2nd Street, Duluth MN, 55802.

The Responsible Operators List is updated annually.  To stay on the Responsible Operators List the Responsible Operators Application Update Form must be filled out each year and returned to the Land & Minerals Department at the above address.

All contractors operating on St. Louis County Tax Forfeit Lands are required to complete a Contractor Pre-Work Session (note you must be able to print the Certificate of Completion).  Upon successful completion of the E-Training, present the Certificate of Completion to the contract administrator. 

All contracts are advertised and conducted through St. Louis County Purchasing.  To receive a bid or quote packet, contact St. Louis County Purchasing at 218-726-2666.

Requests for additional information on Information for Contractors shall be delivered to: Purchasing, 218-726-2665.

Additional information on Technical Specifications shall be delivered to: Kristin Fogard, Forester III, 218-726-2606.

Hand Release and Basal Prune Chemical Site Prep & Release Disk Trenching Anchor Chaining Salmon Blading Budcapping Planting Plantskydd Application
Plantskydd Application
  • Contractor is required to be a licensed herbicide applicator or a category “T” applicator, per Minnesota Department of Agriculture regulations and requirements
  • Contractor(s) shall supply all necessary transportation, labor, equipment and PLANTSKYDD for the spraying of crop trees.
    Crop Trees - All white pine, red pine, and jack pine as found on designated sites
  • Plantskydd application - The spraying must adequately cover the terminal bud to prevent animal browse
  • Equipment for Plantskydd application - PLANTSKYDD product, transportation, sprayer, personal protective equipment

Approximate Timelines (Please refer to bid/quote packet for exact dates):

    September 15 through October 31 of each year.

BIDS SOLCITED JUNE OF EACH YEAR (No Plantskydd offered in 2009 or 2010)

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