Timber Sales

Missouri’s forest products industry is an important contributor to the state’s economy, and the Missouri Department of Conservation works closely with the industry to make sure timber harvest practices are balanced and sustainable for the long-term productivity and health of the forest.

The state is home to about 430 primary wood products producers, including loggers and sawmills. About 900 secondary wood product producers are based in Missouri, including furniture, millwork, cabinetry, and other consumer products.

The forest products, wood, lumber, paper, and related industries contribute almost $10 billion each year to the Missouri economy and support over 44,000 jobs.

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