BARING, Maine — About 14 acres of forest will be available for timber harvest this winter, according to Bill Kolodnicki, manager of Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge.
A variable density thinning project will be implemented in the red pine stands along public roadways. Trees to be harvested are marked with blue paint.
Timber harvesters must possess the equipment necessary to cut the timber in a timely fashion during the winter months, have a contract with a wood products company, and be able to meet all requirements listed in the special conditions for timber harvesting permits. Preference will be given to harvesters with cut-to-length equipment who are certified loggers and can complete the harvest this winter.
Any timber harvester interested in applying for a permit to harvest wood on the refuge should contact the Moosehorn office at 454-7161 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a packet of information. Completed permit applications must be received at the refuge headquarters by 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 9. The refuge manager will review applications and notify selected applicants by 4 p.m. Friday, March 11.