Refuge area opens to personal-use logging

Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Harvesting firewood for personal use is now allowed at a section of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.

The Funny River Road Firewood Area also contains long, thin fire-killed spruce that might be good for corral poles, refuge managers said.

A permit costing $25 is required for anyone wishing to take firewood or logs for corral poles. The permit allows a seasonal limit of five cords of firewood or the equivalent amount in logs for corral poles.

The wood is for personal use only, not to be sold or bartered.

The refuge allows no other wood cutting, although wood that is already dead and down may be used for campfires on refuge land, they said.

The permits, as well as maps of the cutting areas, are available at the refuge visitor center in Soldotna.

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