The Division of Forestry allocates 15 percent of all revenue from timber sales administered by division personnel on state-owned land to counties in which harvests occur. Each county receiving funds shares half with rural and volunteer fire departments that maintain a cooperative agreement with the DNR’s Fire Control Headquarters.
This year, 134 rural and volunteer fire departments will benefit. Fire departments are encouraged to use the funds to improve their wildland firefighting capability.
Counties receiving funds in the Wabash Valley include: Greene ($911.08) and Sullivan ($1,325.30).
This year’s total reflects an increase in state forest timber sale volume.