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Timber Sale and Forest Products Contract Forms

The Forest Service sells timber and special forest products on a variety of contract forms based on the complexity and/or value of the sale.  Guidance for the use of these contract forms can be found in FSH 2409.18, Chapter 50, Section 53.

FS-2400-2 Contract for Sale of Decked Timber

Contract form FS-2400-2 is used for the sale of decked timber in a timber settlement sale or for material along roads or in landings where only authorization to load and haul timber is required.

FS-2400-3 Contracts

Forms FS-2400-3S (scale) and FS-2400-3T (tree measurement) are used for the sale of timber products that can be measured in cubic feet (convertible) and are shorter versions of contract forms FS-2400-6 and FS-2400-6T.  Form FS-2400-3P is used for the sale of forest products that cannot be measured in cubic feet (nonconvertible).

FS-2400-4 Forest Products Contract and Cash Receipt

Contract form FS-2400-4 is used for premeasured sales of timber products that can be measured in cubic feet (convertible) or forest products that cannot be measured in cubic feet (nonconvertible).  The form is used for simple sales not requiring the additional requirements included in FS-2400-3 contracts.

FS-2400-6 Contracts

Form FS-2400-6 is used for sales where timber is measured after felling (scaled).  Form FS-2400-6T is used for sales where the timber is measured before felling (tree measurement).  These contracts are used for the complex sales requiring specifications not contained in the simpler contract forms.

FS-2400-13 Contracts

Form FS-2400-13 is used for stewardship contracts where timber or forest products are measured after cutting and the value of the material being sold exceeds the cost of the services provided by the contractor.  Form FS-2400-13T is used for stewardship contracts where timber or forest products are measured before cutting and the value of the material being sold exceeds the cost of the services provided by the contractor.  These Integrated Resource Timber Contracts can be found on our Stewardship Contracting web page Integrated Resource Contracts and Agreements for use with Stewardship End Result Contracting Legislation.

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