DEP Offers $20 Cut-Your-Own Fuelwood to NJ Homeowners
The public can get up to a maximum of five cords of wood during the cutting season. All wood available through the program is standing timber in designated areas of the forests. All cutting areas are reviewed by the DEPís Technical Forest Management Team. Homeowners are responsible for cutting and removing their own firewood.
The following State Parks and Forests are participating in the 2008-2009 season of the Homeowner Firewood Program. If interested, call or visit one of the following areas for reservations:
Northern New Jersey
High Point State Park
1480 State Highway 23
Sussex, NJ 07461-3605
Stokes State Forest
1 Coursen Road
Branchville, NJ 07826
The Commercial Firewood Program is designed to accomplish desired forestry work and to exchange firewood for cutting rights on Division lands. A portion is returned to the Division of Parks and Forestry and sold to campers at a nominal fee, thus eliminating costs of firewood production for the Division. The woodcutter then utilizes the remaining trees according to the best economical return depending upon the current local markets.
Prior to any firewood harvesting activity on state lands the NJFS prepares proposals for review by the NJDEP Natural & Historic Resources Group. This Group is comprised of representatives of various NJ Department of Environmental Protection units. Group members include:
Tree harvesting provides fuelwood, lumber, and a wide variety of other forest and paper products. This will improve wildlife habitats, protect the watersheds, increase aesthetic diversity and provide healthy future forests. Posted by: rt23.com Staff
Website: NJ DEP Firewood Program
November 05, 2008
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