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Rule 1501:46-3-18 | Firewood, chain, saws.


(A) No person shall gather firewood nor use a chainsaw in any area administered by the division, except as noted in paragraphs (B) and (C) of this rule.

(B) Firewood for cooking or campfires may be supplied by the division when the chief determines that an abundance of timber has become available as a result of forest management practices or the necessary removal of trees impacted by weather conditions, and fallen small limbs and twigs appropriate for kindling may be gathered and used only on the areas administered by the division where such firewood was made available and kindling materials were collected.

(C) With written permission of the chief persons may cut and gather standing timber that as a result of wind, storm, or any other natural occurrence may present a hazard to life or property, or cut and gather timber that has fallen on lands under the control and management of the division.

Last updated June 17, 2024 at 11:40 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 1546.04
Amplifies: 1546.02, 1546.10
Five Year Review Date: 6/30/2029
Prior Effective Dates: 6/14/1975, 5/17/2000