Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Ottawa National Forest to require permits for wood gathering

IRONWOOD — Effective Jan. 1, 2022, the Ottawa National Forest will resume permit requirements for personal-use firewood gathering, according to release from the U.S. Forest Service.

Permits are available at district offices and cost $5 per ccf (100 cubic feet), with a minimum of 4 ccf — thus, the minimum fee for a permit is $20.

The Ottawa Nation Forest has allowed for free personal-use firewood gathering since early 2020 to support households that rely on firewood for home heating and to limit the need for office visits during the COVID-19 public health emergency, according to spokesperson Li...

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