Iron County’s forestry and parks committee approved the winning bids
Written by Jesse Baroka on June 18, 2019
HURLEY – Iron County’s forestry and parks committee approved the winning bids for the Iron county 2019 spring timber sale. The County received A total of 55 bids on the 17 of the 18 sales up up for bid, with one sale failing to receive a single bid. The winning bids are expected to generate approximately $1,228,743 for Iron County. However, the exact amount won’t be known until the parcels are logged. Iron County Forester Eric Peterson tells the Ironwood Daily Globe that he expects sale revenue is around $300,000 more than either of the county’s two sales in 2018. The sale covered 1,786 acres of county forest, which contains 25,889 cords of wood and 741,000 board feet. In other action, the committee: Approved reduced rates of $50 per week or $1 per foot, per day for the Saxon Harbor marina for the remainder of the boating season once it opens later this summer. Peterson explained the county wants to give people the opportunity to use the harbor as much as they can during this shortened season, and recognizes a full rate isn’t fair given how late in the summer the marina will be opening. The marina’s standard rates will vary by dock size.