Northwest Management Inc.

At Northwest Management Inc our services encompass all rural, urban, and wildland resources, their use, conservation, development and restoration. There is tremendous variation between properties, within a property and between land owners, therefore no “one” answer will fit every challenge. Your forestland health and sustainability is our priority, let us help attain your goals.

A forest health assessment is the foundation of natural resource management. Forest health assessments allow landowners and managers to understand the current conditions, identify potential problems, and develop accurate plans to achieve future outlooks.
Assessing the health of a forest must consider many factors including:

  • The occurrence and distribution of insects and disease
  • Light, water, nutrients available to the forest
  • Tree species, spacing, age, and other vegetation
  • Wildlife, water resources and human influences
  • Identification of risk and trends

NMI has provided forest inventory and forest management planning services since 1984. Annually, NMI completes timber assessments on 100,000 to 150,000 acres across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Colorado and Montana. This includes inventory cruising, third party cruising for land exchanges, grade cruising, and appraisal cruising. Our clientele includes family forests (NIPF) owners, tribes, state and federal agencies, and industrial forestland owners.
NMI utilizes growth simulation and projection models to assist in the development of silvicultural prescriptions and to evaluate the effectiveness of various stand treatments.
Growth models we employ are:

  • Forest Vegetation Simulator (FVS) – from the U.S. Forest Service
  • Forest Projection System (FPS) – from Forest Biometrics’
  • Stand Projection System (SPS) – from Mason, Bruce and Girard

NMI has provided more than 30 years of timber inventory and analysis data on forests across the Northwest for landowners both private and public ranging from 5 acres to 500,000 acres in ownership. We pride ourselves in providing efficient accurate data and analysis to facilitate achievement of your resource management goals whether they be timber harvest, investment, land sale, or wildlife habitat and aesthetics.

  • Some of the inventory and valuation services we provide are:
  • Timber volume (on-the-ground cruise) and inventory
  • Timber value per acre estimates
  • Estate Planning
  • Log Marketing Analysis
  • Timber harvest permitting and management plan establishment
  • Harvesting, harvest equipment, and landing placement

A timber sale occurs when merchantable trees are deemed necessary to be removed from the forest, for a commercial harvest. In conjunction with improving forest health, some of the many reasons landowners decide to sell their timber are to reduce fuel loads, implement wildlife management, and create revenue.
What you can expect from NMI for your Timber Sale:

  • Contract Development
  • Log Marketing
  • Sale Layout/Timber marking
  • Permitting
  • Contract Administration
  • Oversight of log tracking
  • Logscale reporting

Northwest Management, Inc. (NMI) for the past 30 years has developed an effective log marketing system that provides our clients with the highest net return for their forest products. NMI will combine multiple timber sales into one package, which can reduce harvesting and transportation costs and increase the total sale volume to capture the highest prices for your timber.

Since 1982, Northwest Management, Inc. has documented delivered log prices in the Inland Northwest. We began producing a quarterly Newsletter, Inland Northwest Market Report, in 1998 which contains the Log Market Report for Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana.

Northwest Management Inc. has overseen various reforestation/planting projects. NMI coordinates and administers the planting of over 1,500,000 seedlings annually throughout the northwest. The majority of these seedlings are for reforestation of industry-owned forest property. Our clients rely on NMI to oversee the efficient and effective completion of their planting operations. Specifications for planting on industrial forest ground are highly selective with little tolerance for poorly planted seedlings. NMI is accountable not only for the quality of the planting, but for the timely organization of seedling storage and planting crews. Many of our clients have large scale operations that require precise timing and coordination due to many factors.
In addition industry-owned reforestation administration, NMI administrates the planting of over 50,000 seedlings on average annually for non-industrial private landowners. NMI has several reforestation specialists on staff that will see your project from start to finish. This includes:

  • Project Design
  • Seedling acquisition
  • Site Preparation
  • Planting Administration
  • Seedling Protection

Contact Northwest Management Inc.

233 E Palouse River Dr.
PO Box 9748
Moscow, Idaho  83843
Phone: 208-772-8554
Fax: 208-883-4488


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Washington

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