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Free personal use firewood cutting permits extended

GLADSTONE — Hiawatha National Forest is extending the availability of free personal use firewood cutting on the Hiawatha National Forest to the general public through October 31, 2020.

“We decided to extend the special cutting period, which had previously been scheduled to end July 15th, as a benefit to the public during this time,” said Forest Supervisor Cid Morgan.

Current free-use firewood permits set to expire July 15th are automatically extended to Oct. 31 without the need to obtain a new permit.

During this time of social distancing, a personal use firewood permit will be issued upon request by calling one of the offices listed below.

You will need to provide your:

– Full name

– Driver’s license or other identification number and expiration date

– Address

– License plate number

– The amount of firewood desired

Standing dead and down trees may be gathered for firewood. Further guidelines for cutting will be provided with the permit. This authority applies only to non-commercial firewood cutting on Hiawatha National Forest.

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