Notice to small logging/firewood operations:
The Hawley Conservation Commission has encountered a few cases recently that have involved logging in or near wetlands. The forest cutting practices act allows landowners to cut up to 25,000 board feet of timber or 50 cords of wood in a given year without needing to submit a cutting plan for approval by DCR.
However, if you are contemplating work in or near wetlands, you might want to file anyway.
An approved cutting plan exempts you from having to file with the Conservation Commission under the wetlands protection act. You will encounter less fees and fewer restrictions if you have a cutting plan.
For further information, see: