Do Not Move Firewood!

fwThe major contributor to the spread of Emerald Ash Borer and other insect pests is the transportation of firewood from one area to the next. Larvae and pupae can hide beneath the bark and then escape as adult beetles after being transported many miles. Many of the places where EAB was found were parks and campgrounds. People had carried EAB with them when they brought firewood on a picnic or camping trip.

We do not want the Emerald Ash Borer getting to the forests of the Reservation through human movement of firewood.

Utilize Local Firewood

Firewood gathering is a treaty right. Tribal members may gather firewood for personal use on public lands within the Reservation boundaries. The Leech Lake Forestry Department is responsible for all forestry related activities on tribal, band and allotted lands within the boundaries of the Reservation.

Their responsibilities include:

  • Making sure there is adequate natural forest regeneration;
  • Timber stand improvement projects; and
  • The overall management of timber resources for the betterment of the Band.

Contact Us

(218) 335-7418

Physical Address
15756 State 371 NW, Cass Lake, MN

When entering the DRM compound, we are located in the new forestry building along the back fence; offices inside.

Mailing Address
190 Sailstar Drive NW, Cass Lake, MN

Name Title Phone
Karnes, Keith Forester 335-7418
Hare, Dave Forestry Technician 335-7407