Government of New Brunswick

Overview

This program is to provide public access to fuelwood on Crown lands in a manner consistent with the management of the forest for other timber products and uses.

Eligibility

General Public

Description

Facts
- Wood is subject to availability, not all fuelwood options may be available in a DNR District.
- The permit holder must ensure that permit conditions are followed.
- Failure to follow permit conditions will result in the permit being cancelled.
- Harvesting is carried out at the sole risk of the permit holder.
- Anyone wishing to buy Crown fuelwood on a delivered basis is to contact a
contractor who was issued a Fuelwood Contractor permit. A list of eligible
contactors working under the Fuelwood Contractor option is available at your
local Natural Resources office.


1. ROADSIDE CLEAN-UP
- Permits may be issued to individuals to obtain fuelwood from logging slash. (tops, broken pieces, undersized trees etc.) remaining after harvesting operations.
- Permittee may harvest logging slash at roadside and within the harvest block.
- Specific permit conditions will be provided at the time of permit issuance.
- DNR does not guarantee the volume or quality of wood when issuing a permit.


How to apply:
- Visit your local DNR District office to determine wood availability.
- Individual is to specify area of interest.
- DNR District will provide a map of potential harvest blocks and issue a permit.

2. FUELWOOD CONTRACTORS
- Permits may be issued to fuelwood contractors to harvest fuelwood for resale.
- Intended to provide fuelwood to individuals who are not able to harvest their own wood or are interested in having wood delivered to their homes.
- The Department will select areas where private contractors can harvest this wood.
- Standing wood on these areas will be sold by tender.
- The market price will be set by the contractor.
- The volume of wood associated with each tender may vary based upon interest.

The successful bidder will be issued a permit and will be responsible for:
- Access
- Harvesting
- Selling
- Delivery

How to apply:
- DNR Districts will advertise available fuelwood tenders.
- Visit local DNR District office to obtain fuelwood tender package.
- Complete package and return to DNR District by date specified.
- Successful bidders will be notified and are required to obtain a harvest permit from the DNR District prior to harvest commencement.



3. FUELWOOD STANDS:
- Permits may be issued to individuals to harvest within designated fuelwood areas.
- Each household is limited to 14 cubic metres (approximately seven cords) each year.
- The permit is issued to the householder.
- The permit holder may have another individual harvest the wood on their behalf.
- Harvest equipment is limited to chainsaws and farm tractors/ATV’s.
- The use of industrial equipment (skidders, porters, harvesters) is not permitted.
- A copy of the permit must be on site at all times when harvesting and also accompany wood when in transit.
- Wood is provided on an "as is, where is" basis.

How to apply :
- Visit your local DNR District office to determine wood availability.
- DNR District will provide a map of potential harvest blocks.
- DNR District will assign a fuelwood lot and issue a harvest permit.






Changes To Fees

This document provides the rationale supporting changes to fees, associated revenue information, and the legal authority:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/services/fees-frais/2015/2015DNRCrownTimberE.pdf

Fees

Unless otherwise specified, Fees exclude the harmonized sales tax (HST).

Fee DescriptionRate in $Effective Date
YYYY-MM-DD
  Roadside Clean-up20.002009-04-01
  Fuelwood Contractors - Sold by tender or public auction2009-04-01
  Fuelwood Stands per m35.752014-10-01
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