Be a Part of our Biocycle Poplar Farm Harvest
previous arrow
next arrow
Slider
Click here if you are a:
Architect/Builder
Harvester/Planter
Miller/Processor
Researcher/Educator
Informational Videos:

Learn more about the lifecycle of our Biocycle Farm poplar trees and the renewable process that results in a sustainable resource for our community.

Check out this video to learn more about the MWMC’s efforts to protect the health of our community and the environment in a sustainable manner.

Watch to learn more about the MWMC and how we clean wastewater for the Eugene-Springfield area.

Invitation to Bid & Request for Quotations Now Available

The Invitation to Bid (ITB) for Management Unit (MU) 3 Poplar Harvest Management Services is now available on our Invitation to Bid webpage. Also posted are Bid Submittal Form Materials and Poplar Workshop Handout Materials. The services requested are logging, wood product sales, and associated services for 118-acre MU3. The bid deadline is Friday, April 16 at noon PDT, and bid opening is set for April 16 at 3 p.m. PDT.

Additionally, the MWMC is seeking quotations for milled boards and milled slabs from owner-supplied poplar saw logs. Product specifications and additional information are included in our Request for Quotation (RFQ) for Poplar Harvest Management Services, which is also now available on our Invitation to Bid webpage. The deadline to submit a quote for this RFQ is Friday, April 23 at 3 p.m. PDT.

Requests for Information (RFI) related to poplar wood use, poplar biomass use, and poplar materials research and development are coming soon, as well.

For more information and links to all associated ITB and RFQ documents, click here. For questions, contact Environmental Services Supervisor Todd Miller at tmiller@springfield-or.gov or call 541.736.7137.

The Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC) is preparing to harvest Management Unit 3 (MU3) on its Biocycle Farm in 2021. The Biocycle Farm is a 400-acre plantation of poplar trees on agricultural land in north Eugene.

The poplars grow rapidly by consuming nutrients in biosolids, making the Biocycle Farm a cost-effective method for recycling a byproduct of the wastewater treatment process. The trees are managed as an agricultural crop, with a growth period of up to 12 years, and then harvested and sold in the marketplace to offset operating costs for the farm, as well as provide a renewable resource for our community.

If you’re an architect, a builder, affiliated with a milling company, or anyone interested in quality wood, we want to hear from you! To learn more and to add your name to a list of potentially interested partners, email Todd Miller, City of Springfield Environmental Services Supervisor, at tmiller@springfield-or.gov.

Click here to join our email list for project updates.

Connect With Us
Learn More About the Poplar Lifecycle
Frequently Asked Questions
Reference Resources: