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 The following stipulations apply to ALL Copper River Area woodlots.  Following these stipulations are special stipulations that apply only to certain woodlots.  Be sure you read all stipulations applicable to the woodlot you have selected.

ALL WOODLOTS

1.      Cut and operate only in areas noted on map and marked in the field with ribbon or signage.

2.      Green fuelwood is limited to spruce trees nine inches in diameter or smaller at breast height. Green spruce 10 inches and larger is available for purchase as house logs or saw logs. (See special stipulations below for exceptions.)  Aspen and dead spruce of any size may be cut for fuelwood. Anything cut by the permittee greater than 5 inches in diameter must be removed by the permittee. Stumps should be no more than 12 inches high.

3.      No cutting of trees within 300 feet of any water-body or 100 feet of any wetland or muskeg.

4.      No skidding or hauling shall be permitted during periods of wet ground conditions. This includes but is not limited to break-up.

5.      Permits are limited to no more than 10 cords of firewood per household per year.  This sale is for personal use only and none of the material is to be sold or bartered. If this section of the contract is violated, the contractor may be prosecuted (AS 41.17.135).  Commercial operators should contact the Valdez/Copper River Area Office.

6.      Be considerate to other people using the logging roads.

7.      Personal use permits shall not be subcontracted without written request and subsequent approval of the Forester-in-Charge. In cases where subcontracting is approved by the Forester-in-Charge, the subcontractor must be provide a copy of the contact by the Purchaser and must have this contract on his person when operating. Subcontractor’s name and current address must be given to the Forester-in-Charge by the Purchaser. Use of a subcontractor in no way relieves the original Purchaser of any contractual obligations.

8.      The permittee agrees to indemnify and save harmless the State of Alaska and it’s employees from and against all claims, demands, judgments, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) which may arise by reason of injury to any person or damage to any property attributable to negligence of the Purchaser, his officers, agents or employees, in connection with the Purchaser’s occupancy and use of the property.

9.      Violation of this contract or any part thereof can result in immediate termination of Purchaser’s permit with all monies forfeited to the State. The State shall hold Purchaser liable for any damages resulting from a contract violation.

SPECIAL STIPULATIONS FOR THE LOWE RIVER PERSONAL USE WOODLOT

In addition to Stipulations 1-9:

1.      The Lowe River Personal Use Woodlot requires crossing the Lowe River. This woodlot is for winter use only. Winter conditions are defined as at least one foot of settled snow over frozen ground.

2.    Dead spruce trees of any diameter can be harvested for fuelwood.

3.    Harvest of any timber may not be undertaken within:

·         330 feet of any eagle nest

·         5 feet immediately adjacent any creek

·         100 feet immediately adjacent Canyon Slough

4.      You must have a permit from the Department of Fish and Game, Division of Habitat. The permit can be obtained free online at http://habitat.adfg.alaska.gov/. Click on “Authorized Vehicle Stream Crossings” and scroll to Lowe River. If you have questions about the Fish Habitat Permit you can contact Megan Marie, Habitat Biologist III at (907) 267-2446.

5.      No equipment other than snow machine or 4 wheel-drive pickup truck may be used for wood harvesting without the written approval of the Forester in charge (contact Kato Howard at (907) 883-1400).

6.      Felled trees must be removed immediately.

 

SPECIAL STIPULATIONS FOR THE CORDOVA PERSONAL USE WOOD CUTTING AREA

Personal Use Timber Sale Supplement

Fuelwood/Sawlog (On-line purchasing is limited to Fuelwood only, Sawlogs can be purchased by contacting Nick Carter or his designee at 1-907-883-1400 )

As you would expect there are some fundamental rules that need adherence to if you are going to harvest wood in these personal use wood lots.  To ensure the longevity of these cutting areas and provide for additional areas in the future please take the time to read these cutting stipulations carefully and make sure you understand them. 

The Current Active Cutting Areas is depicted on attached map for:

Unit L (north and south of highway)

 

1. This permit entitles the holder to enter by legal means only on state lands described in the permit for the purpose of cutting the type and quantity of timber specified in this contract.  Neither quantity nor access is guaranteed.

2.  The purchase will be responsible for staying inside the harvest unit boundary as designated on the map or flagged boundary.

3.  These stipulations, along with the individual’s permit and map must be in the possession of the permittee at all times when wood is being removing from the active harvest area. Permits are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

4.  (NEW) A Proxy Wood Harvesting Permit may be obtained for senior citizens or the disabled. Contact the Forester-in-Charge or his designee for a permit. (See Condition #13 for additional information)

5.  This permit is for the harvest of personal use only and none of the material can be sold or bartered. If this section of the contract is violated the permittee may be prosecuted under (AS 41.17.135)

6.  Each household will be issued one permit per year for up to 10000 board feet.  This 10000 board feet can be a total of 24 individual sawlog size trees (832 board feet per tree) or 10 cords of fuelwood size trees not to exceed 25 individual trees (200 board feet per tree) or a combination of sawlogs and fuelwood not to exceed 10000 board feet. (See paragraph 8 below for diameter size specification). Permits are valid for 12 months from the date of issue.

7.  Unit-L sawlogs have not been marked, but are identified as logs having a butt diameter 18 inches or larger. Fuelwood trees are described as trees less than 18 inches in diameter at the butt. The permittee is responsible for physically making this measurement.

8.  No new roads and landings.

9.  All logs shall be removed from the sale area prior to the expiration date of the contract.  Logs left within the sale area after permit expiration become the property of the State.

10.  No logs shall be decked or stored in such a way as to block or otherwise impede recognized public or private access.

11.  This permit will not exclude the State from permitting other operators form simultaneous use of the same area, roads, and trails. The State assumes no responsibility for logs left within the permit area.

12.  Personal use permits shall not be proxied without a written permit from the Forester-in-Charge or his designee (see paragraph # 4). In cases where a proxy permit is approved, the subcontractor must be provided, and have on person when operating a copy of the Personal Use Contract and the Proxy Permit.  Subcontractors name and current address must be given to the Forester-in-Charge by the Permittee. Use of a subcontractor in no way relieves the original Permittee of any contractual obligations. A Subcontractor can only have in possession one Proxy Permit at a time.

13.  The Permittee agrees to indemnify and save harmless the State of Alaska and its employees from and against all claims, demands, judgments, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) which may arise by reason of injury to any person or damage to any property attributable to negligence of the Permittee, his officers, agents or employees, in connection with the Permittee’s occupancy and use of the property.

14.  Violation of this contract or any part thereof can result in immediate termination of Permittee’s permit with all monies forfeited to the State. The State shall hold the Permittee liable for any damages resulting from a contract violation.