Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Resource Sales


The Borough Holds many types of Resource sales that cover a multitude of resources for personal and commercial uses.

Material Sales

Material Sales are available by application from the LMD.

Applicants are advised to consult with the Resource Management Specialist, and obtain a copy of the LMD procedures for material sales. prior to submitting an application.

The application process will take longer than 60 days to complete due to public notice and board review requirements. The LMD will work to negotiate a contract for the applicant in the least amount of time.

Upon contract agreement, the contractor will be required to provide:

  • proof of insurance ($300,000 minimum)
  • a performance bond
  • a reclamation bond
  • a minimum royalty pre-payment
  • Assembly approval is required for contracts greater then $25,000

Personal Use Gravel Sales (MSB 23.10.120)

Personal Use Gravel areas, listed here, are flagged, signed, and open.  Permits are sold at the Land Management Office located at the DSJ Building, 350 E. Dahlia Ave, Palmer. Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please see the Public Notices page for more information on specific sites.

Commercial Timber Harvest Sales

The implementation schedule includes 9 harvests aggregating 668 acres for 2014 and 5 harvests aggregating 659 acres for 2015. The ITB contracts should start going out by the end of February with awards anticipated in March for successful bidders. This will be the first MSB commercial timber harvest since 2005. Competitive timber harvest bids will be advertised in the local newspaper, the main Borough webpage and notices will be emailed to interested parties. Formal competitive bid solicitation will be conducted by the Purchasing Division. Please contact the Purchasing Division at 861-8601 if you have any questions regarding any advertised Commercial Timber Harvest Sales.

Commercial Salvage Timber Sales

Current Bids

There are no current bid sales



Previous Sales

The Matanuska-Susitna Borough offered a competitive salvage timber sale (ITB 13-147S) in the South Big Lake area. The timber was cut to tree length, limbed and decked in a log storage area adjacent to Susitna Parkway. The timber was competitively offered in Lots of various sizes, types and quality. Pursuant to MSB 23.20.130 (A); the remaining timber was made available through an over the counter sale (14-039S) for a period which closed June 15, 2014. Sale 15-025S OTCS is now issued for the remaining timber and will remain open until all lots are sold or June 15, 2015. Each offer must be marked with Bid Number 15-025S OTCS to be considered.Insurance will be required as per normal business transaction requirements with the Borough.Persons needing accommodation in order to participate should contact the borough ADA coordinator at (907) 746-7404. OTCS documents will be available beginning July 10, 2014 @ 10 AM, from the Purchasing Division, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 350 E. Dahlia Ave., Palmer AK 99645. For information call (907) 861-8601, Fax (907) 861-8617, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This bid document may be available on the internet at after July 10, 2014 @ 10 AM


The Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Land & Resource Management Division is offering Salvage Timber for purchase by competitive sealed bid. The sale area and types of material are described in the bid documents.The Division hereby gives notice that it is in the best interest of the Borough to offer this sale by competitive sealed bid. To qualify bidders must, prior to the bid opening, not be in breach of any Matanuska-Susitna Borough obligation or contract, and must have a current MSB Business License and Alaska Business License.
Bid documents are available beginning August 16, 2016 from the Land Management Division, Matanuska-Susitna Borough, 350 E. Dahlia Ave., Palmer, AK 99645. For information call (907) 861-7863, Fax (907) 861-8635, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This bid document will be available on the internet under A document fee of $5.00 will be charged for materials picked-up.Persons interested in this material sale are encouraged to visit the sale area, review cost estimates, access, and quantity and quality of sale materials prior to bidding. Each sealed bid must be received before the date and time due and must be marked with the appropriate Bid Number to be considered.Bids are due no later than: August 24th, 2016 @ 2:00PM in the Land Management Division.
The Matanuska-Susitna Borough complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Individuals with disabilities who may need help with bidding should contact the Division at (907) 861-8601. The Matanuska-Susitna Borough reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids, waive any and all technicalities or informalities it deems appropriate

Personal Use Firewood Permits MSB 23.20.170

The Assembly approved an increase in the MSB maximum annual harvest of personal use firewood per household from six to TEN cords per year. A Personal Use Firewood Harvest Permit is required. The following personal use firewood areas listed here are flagged, signed, and open. All 2015 Personal Use Firewood Area (PUFA) permits are expired. New permits are available for the areas listed. See Public Notices page for information on specific site.  

Split, Stack, Store, and Save!

Split, Stack, Store, and Save


Timber resources removed from various school bond projects, road bond projects, PMRE projects, and other conversions may also be available in the near future.