The 372 acre Rose Valley Tree Farm, located near the cities of Longview and Kelso in Southwest Washington, is a GreenGold timberland investment opportunity. It has both near-term cash flow from 80 acres of primarily 33 to 35 year-old Douglas-fir, and significant long-term asset growth from 264 acres of well-stocked 12 to 18 year-old Douglas-fir reproduction. The entire property is a productive tree farm having Douglas-fir site index of 130. It has a projected yield of 33 MBF per acre at age 40 from the Douglas-fir reproduction. An estimated 1,800 MBF will be ready to harvest within five years, and an additional 8,600 MBF within 22 to 27 years.
Rose Valley Tree Farm has a strategic location to one of the Pacific Northwests most competitive domestic and export log markets. There is excellent access to I-5, and to fourteen wood product facilities operated by Weyerhaeuser, RSG Forest Products, Hampton Lumber, Interfor, Sierra Pacific Industries, Stimson Lumber, Columbia Vista, and NW Hardwoods. In addition, the second largest log export facility in the region is located nearby, in Longview.
The property has been owned by the seller for over fifty years. HFI Consultants has been forest manager since 2005.
Rose Valley Tree Farm has added value from future development of view home sites. It has proximity to I-5. It is a 15-minute drive north to Longview and Kelso, and within commuting distance to the growing employment centers within Vancouver, and Northern Clark County.
The property has nearly one-half mile of frontage along S. Goble Creek Road. 2017 Cowlitz County Comprehensive Plan Update will allow up to seventy 5 acre home sites, with an option to cluster development.
A survey recorded in October 2018 for ten home sites ranging from 6 to 7 acres having access from S. Goble Creek Road provides an option for added value to a new owner.
Rose Valley Tree Farm is being offered in both its entirety, and in three parcels of 12 to 309 acres. Published Reserve Prices are $195,000 to $2,175,000. Parcel A, 309 acres, is the main block of the Tree Farm, having 87% of the 33 to 35 year-old timber, and 78% of the well-stocked 12 to 18 year-old Douglas-fir reproduction. Parcel B, 12 acres, contains two home sites and12 to 14 year-old Douglas-fir reproduction. Parcel C, 51 acres, has eight home sites, the balance of the older timber, and 38 acres of well-stocked 12 to 18 year-old reproduction, providing option for management of a small tree farm with a home site.
The Bulk Published Reserve Price is $3,000,000. Sales of individual Parcels A, B, and C are subject to total bids to equal, or exceed, the bulk Published Reserve of $3,000,000. The Tree Farm is being offered for the first time by Vancouver-based Honorable Frank L. and Arlene J. Price Foundation. Sale proceeds will fund activities within Clark and Cowlitz Counties for health, education, and historic preservation.
Acquisition of Rose Valley Tree Farm provides a rare opportunity for a Southwest Washington GreenGold timberland investment, with added benefit of real estate values due to the combination of location, proximity to log markets, and growth along I-5 corridor in nearby Clark County.
Property being offered in Sealed Bid Auction with bids due February 15, 2019. Contact listing broker for Supplemental Information Package with Bid Documents.
I-5 exit 36 to Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley Road to S. Goble Creek Road. Contact RM/NW for entry permit and gate combination.
Legal: Township 7 North, Range 1 West, Sections 2 and 3, Cowlitz County, Washington
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