Perry County fire departments to get timber sale revenue | News
The DNR Division of Forestry has notified 17 counties they will receive shares of more than $380,000 as part of an annual distribution of timber sale revenue.
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.
Perry County will receive a distributiion of $3,611.42.
This year, 134 rural and volunteer fire departments will benefit. Fire departments are encouraged to use the funds to improve their wildland firefighting capability.
Greene $ 911.08
Jennings $ 5,236.16
Perry $ 3,611.42
Pike $ 5,280.98
Scott $ 4,190.30
Sullivan $ 1,325.30
This year’s total ($381,440.66) is nearly triple the revenue share in 2005 ($135,000) and reflects an increase in state forest timber sale volume from 3.5 million board feet to 14.1 million board feet, even though less than 2 percent of the marketable timber in state forests is being harvested.