How Can You Get a Firewood Cutting Permit?


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Firewood cutting permits are available at the U.S. Forest Service offices, explains the Alliance for Green Heat. However, in New Jersey, Maine, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Connecticut, firewood cutting permits are issued by state organizations, not the Forest Service.

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How Can You Get a Firewood Cutting Permit?
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The Connecticut Division of Forestry issues firewood cutting permits through a lottery, according to the Alliance for Green Heat. The deadline for permit applications is typically the first day of February. Applicants who fail to receive these documents through the lottery system are placed on a special list and may be granted permits depending on availability. The forest regulator sells firewood and live trees in 2-cord lots.

Vermont operates an initiative dubbed Wood Warms that offers firewood to low- and middle-income households, the Alliance for Green Heat explains. Users purchase firewood from loggers using a voucher system, or cut it, for a fee, from specified roadside lots in state land and forests.

The New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry allows permit holders to obtain firewood for personal use in selected forests and parks during the cutting season, explains the Alliance for Green Heat. Permit holders can purchase a maximum of 5 cords of firewood per season. In Maine, the limit is 5 to 10 cords per permit holder, depending on the region, while New Jersey restricts purchasers to 5 cords per cutting season.

Firewood cutting permits for certain forests and woodlands in New Mexico are issued by the Bureau of Land Management, according to the organization's website.

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