SALE OF TIMBER ON STATE LANDS
58-406. Sale of parcels — Advertisement of sale. (1) Whenever the state board of land commissioners directs a sale of timber, it shall direct such sale in such parcels as it deems for the best interests of the state.
(2) All sales of timber on state lands, where sold separate from the lands, shall be advertised in one (1) or more newspapers, to be designated by the board, one (1) of which shall be in the county where such timber is located, if there be such paper, if not, then in some newspaper published in an adjoining county, and if such timber is located in more than one (1) county, then in some newspaper in each of the said counties, if there be such paper, if not, then in some newspaper published in an adjoining county, once a week for four (4) consecutive weeks, except that in cases of catastrophic damage caused by insect, weather, or fire, the state board of land commissioners may direct an advertisement of less than four (4) consecutive weeks.
(3) The advertisement shall set forth the time and place of the sale, a description of the land by legal subdivisions on which such timber is situated, the length of time allowed for harvesting the timber, and the minimum price below which no bid shall be accepted.
(4) Small sales of timber, not exceeding one million (1,000,000) board feet in volume, according to the cruiser’s estimate, and not exceeding a maximum value established by the state board of land commissioners, may be made as provided herein, except that only one (1) publication of advertisement shall be necessary and the date of sale shall be set not less than four (4) days after date of publication.
(5) Very small sales of timber, not exceeding two hundred thousand (200,000) board feet and not exceeding a maximum value established by the state board of land commissioners, may be made without advertisement and upon approval of the director of the department of lands.
[(58-406) 1905, p. 145, sec. 7; reen. R.C. & C.L., sec. 1594; C.S., sec. 2931; am. 1921, ch. 38, sec. 4, p. 48; I.C.A., sec. 56-406; am. 1955, ch. 15, sec. 1, p. 18; am. 1963, ch. 29, sec. 1, p. 170; am. 1969, ch. 200, sec. 1, p. 587; am. 1974, ch. 17, sec. 69, p. 308; am. 1978, ch. 253, sec. 1, p. 554; am. 1987, ch. 63, sec. 1, p. 114; am. 1990, ch. 124, sec. 1, p. 294; am. 1993, ch. 29, sec. 1, p. 97; am. 1995, ch. 165, sec. 1, p. 647; am. 2005, ch. 162, sec. 1, p. 497.]