WYOMING

The BBER’s Forest Industry Research Program works throughout the Western United States doing a variety of research and data collection projects. This page will pull together information and data the program has compiled for the state of Wyoming.

Forest Products Industry and Timber Harvest Reports

In cooperation with the USDA Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program, the Bureau conducts a census of the primary forest industry in each state, collecting detailed information on the industry’s size, diversity and economic impacts.



     


Intermountain Region Quarterly Log Prices

With the support of the USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region, the Bureau has developed a system to provide current mill-delivered prices for sawlogs and specialty products in the Intermountain Region (R4). These prices are based on quarterly surveys of timber-processing plants that receive logs or specialty products from ownerships in the R4 geographic area. Mill-delivered prices are reported quarterly by product type and species.



Timber Processing Capacity

Timber Use, Processing Capacity, and Capability to Utilize Small-Diameter Timber Within USDA Forest Service, Region Two (Colorado, Wyoming)

Timber Use, Processing Capacity, and Capability of Mills to Utilize Timber by Diameter Size Class within the Shoshone National Forests Timber-Processing Area (September 2021)

Timber Use, Processing Capacity, and Capability of Mills to Utilize Timber by Diameter Size within the Bighorn National Forests Timber-Processing Area (June 2021)

Timber Use, Processing Capacity, and Capability of Mills to Utilize Timber by Diameter Size within the Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests Timber-Processing Area (December 2020)

Timber Use, Processing Capacity, and Capability within the San Juan National Forests Timber-Processing Area (August 2020)

Timber Use, Processing Capacity, and Capability within the USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region Timber-Processing Area (Journal of Forestry, March 2020)

Timber Use, Processing Capacity and Capability Within The USDA Forest Service Region 2 Timber-Processing Area (Spring 2019)

Timber Use, Processing Capacity and Capability By Diameter Size in the Black Hills National Forest Timber-Processing Area (Winter 2018)

Timber Use, Processing Capacity and Capability By Diameter Size Class in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests Timber-Processing Area (Winter 2018)

Black Hills National Forest Timber-Processing Area (October 2017)

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest Timber-Processing Area (October 2017)



Impact of the Great Recession and Housing Collapse on the Forest Products Industry in the Western United States

Forest Products Journal (Vol. 61 No. 8, 2012)



Timber-Processing Capacity and Capabilities in the Western United States

Presentation slide show (pdf)(2004)

See also: Forest Products Journal 55(12):143-147 (July/August, 2006)



Recent Posters

The Great Recession and the Western Forest Products Industry Poster (2012)

Timber-Processing Capacity in the Western United States (2006)



Biomass Studies

A study to enhance the ability of federal land managers in the Western United States to address the financial and economic aspects of woody biomass removal was funded by the Joint Fire Science Program. The study was broken into two parts.


  1. A compilation of an annotated bibliography on the body of economic and financial information and tools currently available to federal land managers.

    Annotated Bibliography

  2. Conducting focus groups with federal land managers throughout the West to understand their current knowledge and use of existing information and tools as well as barriers to biomass utilization,
    Enhancing Western Managers' Knowledge and Use of Available Economic and Financial Biomass Information and Tools


Results from this study were presented as a poster at the Society of American Foresters Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida in October 2009. Additional biomass research from the Joint Fire Science Program can be found here.



Workforce and Employment

Forestry workers and businesses are a critical component of the forest industry, providing the labor and expertise to produce goods and manage our natural resources. Understanding the capacity to meet current and future demands and the barriers and challenges forestry businesses face are essential to maintaining a strong industry across all segments of the supply chain. The BBER also tracks the economic contribution of the industry at the state and regional level.



Colorado Partners