Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Forestry committee changes bough permit rate

By RICHARD JENKINS

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HURLEY — As part of an effort to transition to online permit sales, the Iron County forestry and parks committee changed how much people will have to pay for a permit to harvest boughs on county land.

Prior to the decision, there were two permit prices — with county residents paying $100 for a permit and non-residents paying $150.

Iron County Forestry Administrator Eric Peterson said the transition to selling permits online would be simpler if the price was changed to a single price.

“It would make life easier for selling that stuff onlin...