This permit is for harvesting firewood on State lands within the Delta Management Area. This permit does not allow cutting on private lands, federal lands, or private/commercial timber sales, or lands owned or managed by the University of Alaska, Alaska Mental Health Trust, Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, or the Alaska Railroad. Permits are limited to no more than 10 cords of firewood per household per year. This sale is for personal use only; timber acquired by a purchaser in a sale under this section may not be sold, bartered, or used for commercial purposes. If this section of the permit is violated, the permittee may be prosecuted for criminal trespass in the second degree under AS 11.46.330, theft under AS 11.46.100, and/or under trespass under AS 09.45.730. Commercial operators should contact the Delta Area Office.
The permit is issued subject to the following conditions:
- This permit may be cancelled at any time by the Department of Natural Resources.
- Cut and operate only in areas noted on map.
- No cutting of trees within 100 feet of any water-body.
- Take any dead or down spruce trees within the designated firewood area.
- Take any aspen, poplar, or birch trees within the designated firewood area.
- Take any spruce within the Delta River West designated firewood area.
- No clear-cutting of green trees leave at least one tree every 30 feet.
- Do not take any trees that have a diameter at breast height (i.e. at 4.5 feet above ground level) greater than 24 inches.
- Anything cut by the permittee greater than 4 inches in diameter must be removed by the permittee.
- Move all debris at least 5 feet off the road ditch line.
- Stumps should be no more than 4 inches high.
- Conduct safe operations and be considerate of other people using the logging roads and firewood area.
- Observe posted signs.
- The permittee shall ensure that access to the area is accomplished only with landowner permission or via use of verified suitable easements.
- The use of heavy equipment is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to: skidders, back hoes, dozers, skid-steers, or excavators (11 AAC 96.020).
- Do not leave partially cut trees or trees hung up in standing timber.
- The permittee's firewood harvest quantity maybe verified by inspection by State personnel.