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TNF Woodcutting Season Opens Thursday

The Tahoe National Forest is opening its woodcutting season this Thursday. According to Public Affairs Officer Michael Woodbridge, the season is opening a little earlier than usual to keep ahead of fire season.
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Woodcutting permits cost $15 per cord with a two cord minimum and a 10 cord maximum per family. Woodbridge says in order to enhance safe conditions while cutting wood, woodcutters are required to have several safety measures in place.
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Also all gasoline powered saws and motorized splitters and anything with an internal combustion engine need to have a TNF approved spark arrestor. And for safe transportation, all trucks need to have transportation load tickets that will be issued at the time the permit is purchased.

Permits are good from the date of purchase through December 31st or when TNF Supervisor Tom Quinn officially closes the season.
For more information contact the Forest Headquarters in Nevada City or local Ranger District offices in Camptonville, Foresthill, Sierraville, and Truckee.

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