CNNF Permits Available For Bough Harvesting and Firewood

Nov 6, 2018

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The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has forest product permits available for people intgerested in gathering things as we head into the colder months.

Forest spokesperson Hilary Markin talks about what you can get with the permits... 

"..So the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has permits for bough harvesting or cutting of firewood. If you're looking to get your Christmas tree permit early, we have that available through any of our district offices that are found throughout the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest...."

Markin says firewood cutting permits are $20 with a four cord minimum, bough permits are $80 for up to two tons of material. Christmas tree permits are $5 a tree with a limit of five. There's also a special program for Northwoods fourth-graders... 

"...If you have a child that is a fourth-grader, there's a program called Every Kid In A Park. Through that program, children are able to get a free Christmas tree permit. You go to the Every Kid In A Park website. You fill out the informatin and you'll get a voucher. Then you can come into a (forest) office and get a Christmas tree permit. You and you're family can go out into the forest and bring back a tree for the holiday season...."

Markin says the permits are not given out at the headquarters in Rhinelander but are available at the many Ranger District Offices within the forest. You can go to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest website for more information.