Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享You might think that with the millions of dead spruce trees on the Kenai Peninsula, getting a load offirewood should be a simple task. However, firewood gathering on the Kenai Peninsula is not as easy as it seems. Firewood gathering is essential for many on the Kenai Peninsula. The Kenai Peninsula Borough would like for residents to be aware of the opportunities, and accompanying responsibilities, for gathering firewood on borough land. To cut trees on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, you need a personal use firewood permit. A permit can be purchased at Refuge Headquarters on Ski Hill Road in Soldotna. Permits are $20 (non-refundable) and limited to five cords per permit, per household. Under the borough land casual use policy, dead trees can be gathered in a dispersed manner, up to 5 dead trees per-acre per-year, on parcels that are not occupied by another use and in ways that are not disruptive to others. The policy guidelines for gathering dead trees on borough land can be found here: www.kpb.us/…/Docum…/Forest_Resources/Firewood-Dead_Trees.pdf The borough also currently has a special management area for firewood in the Kenai Keys burn area. This is a burned-over stand with dry standing poles near Sterling.