The Bureau of Land Management in Dillon has announced the successful bidder on a timber sale in the Tobacco Root Mountains.

RY Timber of Townsend made the successful bid of $285,750.20 for the salvage, sanitation and commercial thinning harvest which is known as the South Tobacco Roots Phase 1 timber sale. It covers 886 acres and is in the Noble Fork of Wisconsin Creek, California Creek, East Fork of Granite Creek and South Meadow Creek drainages.

The sale was conducted November 29 and will harvest about 20,000 tons of softwood and 500 tons of biomass material.

RY Timber also has an option to negotiate more harvesting of softwood and biomass on about 220 acres in the Ramshorn Creek, California Creek and Mill Gulch drainages.