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Unopened Cone Permit (DNR Nursery Destination Only)

  1. Bayfield County Forestry & Parks Department
  2. This permit gives the applicant (the Permittee) permission to harvest unopened conifer cones on the Bayfield County Forest. This permit only pertains to cones collected from the Bayfield County Forest. Cones collected from other public lands (i.e. Federal or State) will require a separate permit from each respective agency. To comply with the Bayfield County Miscellaneous Forest Products Ordinance, all unopened pine or spruce cones must be taken directly to a State of Wisconsin Nursery or DNR Cone Drop-Off location (see below). If requested by the County, the Permittee will be required to provide the exact location where cones were collected. Designated cone harvesting sites may be mandated by the County. If the County mandates a specific site, it will be listed on this permit and will be the only site eligible for cone collection by the Permittee. A copy of this permit must be displayed in your vehicles windshield when harvesting cones.
  3. DNR Cone Drop-off Location*
  4. This permit expires one full year from date of issue.
  5. Permit Conditions: Unopened cones that will be sent to a State of Wisconsin Nursery may be harvested from the Bayfield County Forest in unlimited quantities, free of charge, with this permit. The harvest of opened cones or unopened cones not sent to a State of Wisconsin Nursery requires a $10 permit that can be applied for, in person, at the Bayfield County Forestry & Parks office in Washburn, WI.
  6. Restrictions:
  7. A. No cone harvesting on active logging operations.
  8. B. No live trees may be cut.
  9. D. Commercial timber sale purchasers do not have the contractual right to remove miscellaneous forest products not specified in the timber sale contracts.
  10. E. Harvesting in an active timber sale requires a permit and written permission from the timber sale purchaser.
  11. F. Chainsaws, highway legal vehicles and ATV/UTVs in areas designated open to ATV/UTVs are the only motorized equipment that may be used to assist in cone collection. Logging equiment other than chainsaws may not be used.
  12. This cone harvesting permit is intended for the permittee or the permittee's immediate family members, which includes a spouse and any children or guardian children living at the family residence.
  13. Harvesting cones is prohibited in designated wilderness areas, wild areas, administrative sites, developed recreation sites, within 50 feet of a recreation trail or within 75 feet of any utility line, river, stream, or lake except with written permission from the Forestry & Parks Administrator.
  14. Permittee agrees to maintain and leave roads unobstructed and in good condition.
  15. The permittee will not interfere with any commercial timber harvest which may be in the area.
  16. It is understood that the permittee will at all times follow instructions given to them by the Bayfield County Forestry & Parks Department, State Fire Wardens, or Forest Rangers. The Forestry & Parks Administrator may immediately cancel or revoke this permit for any reason by giving oral or written notice to the permittee.
  17. Permittee assumes all responsibility for their own protection, and agrees to work in a safe and work-person-like manner, keeping work area free from potential liabilities.
  18. Permittee indemnifies and holds harmless Bayfield County from any claims, damages, or liability resulting from any action or inaction of the permittee, their employees or agents.
  19. Violations of this permit will subject the permittee to penalties under the Bayfield County Miscellaneous Forest Products Ordinance and/or fine or imprisonment as contained in Section 26:03 or 26:05 of Wisconsin Statutes.
  20. 117 E. 5th Street, P.O. Box 445 Washburn, WI 54891 Telephone: 715-373-6114 FAX: 715-373-6310
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