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Burn Barrels no longer allowed during burn suspensions

Due to high fire danger and the number of fires burning across the state that have stretched Alaska's firefighting resources thin, the Division of Forestry has amended its policy regarding the use of burn barrels during burn suspensions.

For the remainder of the season, burn barrels and other approved burning devices cannot be used in areas where burning is suspended. This is an additional restriction to the ordinary rules of a burn suspension, during which burn permits and open burning are not allowed.

It is unfortunate that burn barrels and approved burning devices will be further restricted but given the dry conditions and the gravity of the current wildfire situation around Alaska fire managers felt it was necessary to prevent additional fires. State fire managers evaluate the fire danger on a daily basis and updates are posted on the Division of Forestry web page and on recorded messages at Area forestry offices.


Board of Forestry to Meet in Fairbanks July 28

The Board of Forestry will meet in Fairbanks on July 28, followed by an evening forum on reforestation. The public notice and agenda for the meeting are attached below.


State Starts Review of Reforestation Standards


For more information, see the Reforestation Standards Review web page at: http://forestry.alaska.gov/forestpractices.htm#reforestation

Forestry Social Media Sites

DOF now has Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube pages:


Individual links to Youtube content: