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Firewood Sales on State Forests in Region 7/Central New York

Home Firewood Sales in Region 7 are Closed for 2017.

Periodically the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation accepts bids from homeowners to cut firewood on state forests in Central New York. The specific forests and areas within the forests that participate in this program vary from year-to-year. Due to the increased demand for firewood, sales are only offered through a sealed bid auction and not by lottery. Forests participating in the program this year, as well as maps, rules and bid forms are listed below.

2017 Region 7 Home Firewood Program

DEC's Region 7 office accepted bids from homeowners to cut firewood on state forests in Chenango and Madison counties. Due to the increased demand for firewood, sales was only offered through a sealed bid auction and not by lottery. Sealed bids for the lots identified below were opened on May 17, 2017. Bids must be submitted using the bid form(s) provided on this page.

All firewood for sale is standing, live trees located off-road and will require a chainsaw, tractor and cart, or a 4-wheel drive truck for cutting, access, and hauling. The trees available for cutting are marked by DEC foresters to ensure that the only wood removed is done so to support conservation efforts or to safeguard habitat. Removal of marked trees improves forest health and the growing stock of understory trees and vegetation.

Firewood will be available in volumes of three, five, and 10 standard cords with a minimum bid of $20 per cord. A standard cord is a pile of wood measuring 4'x4'x8' when cut and stacked.

For additional information, contact DEC's Sherburne office at 2715 State Hwy 80, (607) 674-4017 (Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

General Sale-related Documents

Chenango County Maps

Madison County Maps


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