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Stumpage Trends

BVS Stumpage Index

Stumpage is the price charged by a timber owner to a log buyer for the right to harvest their timber.  This is typically expressed in terms of dollars per thousand board feet ($/mbf).  A board foot is a one square foot board, one inch thick, and a typical 2,000 square foot home contains about 25 mbf of framing lumber and other wood products.

BVS has created a Stumpage Index to assist our clients in making land management decisions. This index is calculated based on a mixture of Sierra and coastal California zones, and reflects the typical tractor-based logging operations developed by BVS for our non-industrial clients.  Actual stumpage prices will vary, but the trends depict real timber market conditions.