Fairbanks Area Forestry Designates Personal Use Firewood Cutting Areas
(Fairbanks, AK) – Fairbanks Area Forestry has designated firewood cutting lots in order to standardize the statewide firewood permit process, reduce risk, and maintain viable Tanana Valley State Forest timber resources for years to come. Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits are available both online at http://forestry.alaska.gov/FPS and at the office (3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks).
Permits cost $10.00/cord. There is a 3 cord minimum and a 10 cord maximum per family per year for the Personal Use Firewood Cutting permit. Wood cut according to this permit is for personal use only and cannot be sold or bartered.
Currently there are seven firewood lots in the Fairbanks Area: Bonanza Creek, Mosquito Creek, Nenana Ridge, Skinny’s, Two Rivers, Cache Creek, and Standard Creek. Forestry has worked to locate the lots in areas that are convenient for access. When you purchase a Personal-Use Firewood Cutting Permit, you will have the opportunity to print out a map of the designated firewood cutting lots. Brochures are also available with more information.
Anyone interested in commercial timber sales should call or stop by the Fairbanks office to see what the Division currently has to offer.
For more information about the Division of Forestry Firewood program visit: http://forestry.alaska.gov/wood/firewood.htm, or call Fairbanks Area at 907-451-2600.
Posted: October 11, 2011