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Fairbanks Area Forestry will close Rosie Creek Logging Road to highway vehicle traffic starting November 1, 2012

(Fairbanks, AK) – Fairbanks Area Forestry will be closing the Rosie Creek Logging Road (located off the Parks Highway) to highway vehicle traffic on November 1.  The road closure is in response to illegal timber cutting that is impacting commercial timber sales.  The gate will be locked to highway vehicle traffic; however, recreational users may still access the area.

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.

Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits are available both online at http://forestry.alaska.gov/FPS and at the office (3700 Airport Way, Fairbanks). Brochures are also available with more information.

Permits cost $10.00/cord.  There is a three 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.

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.

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