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Local Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Woodcutting

Trees like this green lodgepole pine, more than 24” in diameter, were discovered cut during the course of investigation. -LNF Photo
Trees like this green lodgepole pine, more than 24” in diameter, were discovered cut during the course of investigation. -LNF Photo

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Lassen National Forest announced this morning that on April 7th, a Susanville man pled guilty in U.S. Magistrate Court to illegally cutting fuelwood on forest lands.

The unidentified man faced charges in relation to cutting green trees in violation of the conditions of the fuelwood cutting permit. The violation occurred on the Eagle Lake Ranger District and the individual was ordered to pay $2,852.95 in restitution, sentenced to three years of probation, and prohibited from entering any Federal land while on probation.

Law Enforcement and Forest personnel on both the Lassen and Plumas National forests are increasing their efforts to detect woodcutting violations, which have been on the rise. The public should be aware that illegal activity prohibited by the terms of the fuelwood cutting permit will be actively investigated and prosecuted. All woodcutters are responsible for knowing the rules and regulations as part of their permit.

Please contact your local U.S. Forest Service office if you have any questions about fuelwood cutting requirements or if you have any information regarding illegal tree cutting in your National Forests. You may contact the Lassen National Forest at (530) 257-2151.

 

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
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