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Old 07-24-2014, 06:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm curious as to what the fine is for cutting firewood, specifically in a Manitoba park.

I've seen it done several times on backwoods lakes and wondering what kind of trouble people may be getting themselves into. As well as if there's any difference in cutting dead or fallen logs vs a live tree.

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live tress don't make great firewood
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It's quite high I think, better buy a few bundles. Remote backcountry camping...gather dead and dry wood and cross your fingers...
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I'm curious as to what the fine is for cutting firewood, specifically in a Manitoba park.

I've seen it done several times on backwoods lakes and wondering what kind of trouble people may be getting themselves into. As well as if there's any difference in cutting dead or fallen logs vs a live tree.

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The Provincial Park Activities Regulation speaks to destroying natural things in a provincial park. It is accompanied by a fine in the $299 range. As mentioned, one wouldn't be burning green wood therefore this question should apply to dry wood only. On backcountry routes, as long as a fire was made in our fire pits, the utilization of dry wood would not be an issue at all. However, in our campgrounds, any wood picked off trees, alive or dead would be subject to possible prosecution.
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The Provincial Park Activities Regulation speaks to destroying natural things in a provincial park. It is accompanied by a fine in the $299 range. As mentioned, one wouldn't be burning green wood therefore this question should apply to dry wood only. On backcountry routes, as long as a fire was made in our fire pits, the utilization of dry wood would not be an issue at all. However, in our campgrounds, any wood picked off trees, alive or dead would be subject to possible prosecution.
Thanks for the info Andre. I was interested in the utilization of dry wood but was also curious if the regulations made the distinction. So to sum it up dead wood standing or fallen is a no-go?
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I took a picture of a sign on an island in either Saddle or side saddle that said using deadfall was ok. Been a few years but was a govt sign on a designated campsite. I will look when I get home and post if I can.
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Thanks for the info Andre. I was interested in the utilization of dry wood but was also curious if the regulations made the distinction. So to sum it up dead wood standing or fallen is a no-go?
I don't believe that's what he said at all. He said backwoods dryfall a-ok. Provincial campgrounds, which I interpreted as drive up reserved camping not a-ok.
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Well, I can't speak for everyone, but if I'm canoeing into a backwoods site, I'm not taking a half cord of firewood with me....
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Ha ha no kidding. But I did see a family hauling a bundle into Crowduck before.

This is a pic I took in Side Saddle lake in Whiteshell. Not great pic but you get the picture.
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The sign says it all. Use only dead fall, $h*t in a hole away from the water, clean up after yourself, and don't do something stupid and start a forest fire.
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