Hiawatha National Forest offering free personal use firewood cutting

Personal use firewood cutting on the Hiawatha National Forest will be free to the general public from April 1 through May 15. During this time of social distancing, a personal use firewood permit will be issued upon request by calling one of the folowing U.S. Forest Service offices. For cutting in Manistique, Munising or Rapid River Districts, 906-387-2512 or 906-280-4143. For cutting in St. Ignace or Sault Ste Marie Districts, 906-643-7900 or 906-298-0111. You will need to provide your full name, drivers’ license or other identification number and expiration date, address, license plate number, and the amount of firewood desired. Standing dead and down trees may be gathered for firewood. Further guidelines for cutting will be provided with the permit. This authority applies only to non-commercial firewood cutting on Hiawatha National Forest system lands. Here, twigs, called scions, from each tree are removed and bundled separately.


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