FIREWOOD : All firewood cutting on SDS / BLC requires a valid permit. Permits ARE available at this time. Permits will ONLY be sold to the public at DJ’s rentals in Bingen, WA.
A new Permit System was initiated in 2013. Example of the new Firewood Permit:
Major changes for 2013 include:
- Permits will be printed on a placard and must be displayed on the front dash or windshield when cutting or transporting firewood.
- 8 Wood tags with unique ID numbers will be issued with each permit. Every 1/2 cord of wood must have a wood tag with the date of transfer, permit holder and the Harvest Unit filled in completely and be visibly fixed to the upper rear portion of the load during transport.
- No firearms are allowed on persons or in vehicles during the course of wood cutting operations. This rule is designed to reduce potential conflicts with other users (ie; accidentally shooting at another recreationist or woodcutter), and to ensure compliance with the SLC rules regarding hunting access on closed roads.
- Emphasis on enforcement of the ‘Non-Commercial’ clause. Regular Firewood permits are available ONLY for residential home use, not for Commercial resale. If a Commercial wood cutter approaches SLC with a proposal for firewood removal for resale, a separate cutting area and Contract may be designated for that project.