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915 - PERMITS, USE AGREEMENTS, POLICIES AND CONTRACTS

915  PERMITS, USE AGREEMENTS, POLICIES AND CONTRACTS
915.1  TIMBER SALE CONTRACT
915.2  FIREWOOD PERMIT
915.3  PRIVATE ACCESS AGREEMENT
915.4  CAMPING PERMIT
915.5  TREE STAND POLICY
915.6  DISABLED ACCESS PERMIT
915.7  BALSAM BOW HARVEST PERMIT


915 PERMITS, USE AGREEMENTS, POLICIES AND CONTRACTS

915.1 TIMBER SALE CONTRACT*

 
TIMBER SALE CONTRACT
 
TIMBER SALE NAME:   TRACT NO.
SALE ACREAGE:   CONTRACT NO.

An agreement has been entered between the Forestry, Land and  Outdoor Recreation Committee, Oneida County, Wisconsin, hereinafter referred to as the "Committee" and _______________________ hereinafter called "Purchaser".  The Committee and Purchaser in consideration of the covenants hereinafter set forth mutually agree as follows.  Purchaser may cut and remove on the following described lands:  LEGAL DESCRIPTION:  Pt.Secs.15, 16, 21, & 22-T37N-R4E TOWN OF:

  1. As indicated by the timber sale map, all marked or designated timber is subject to the following terms and conditions:
    PURCHASER AGREES TO PAY THE FOLLOWING RATES
    SPECIES VALUE
    EST. VOL.
    $/CORD
    $/MBF
    EST. TOTAL
    Mixed Hardwood
    White Birch        
    Balsam        
    Aspen        
       
    TOTAL $
       
  2. All volumes based on unpeeled measure.  Unless otherwise  specified, a cord is 4' x 4' x 100".  12 1/2% will be added to hand-peeled wood and 16% to machine-peeled wood.  Conversion of MBF (Thousand Board Feet) to cords or cords to MBF will be 2.44 cords per MBF for softwoods and 2.2 cords per MBF for hardwoods.
  3. Purchaser will comply with items/regulations A through Z.  Items/regulations 1 through 17 also apply to this contract plus any additional regulations which are listed on the attached map.  Purchaser will completely perform his obligations under this contract by_______________.
  4. An extension of time may be granted by the Committee with appropriate adjustment in stumpage rates as determined by the following rate increase schedule:
    One Year Contract   5% 1st extension
        10% 2nd extension
        15% 3rd extension
         
    Two Year Contract   10% 1st extension
        15% 2nd extension
         
    Three Year Contract   15% 1st extension
         
    Four Year Contract   No extensions

If an extension is granted, the extension will be for one (1) year unless otherwise specified.

  1. Purchaser will comply with items/regulations 1 through 17 of the "Ticket Box System Conditions", which has been attached to and made a part of this contract.
  2. The Committee requires and the Purchaser agrees to furnish a performance deposit in the sum of $____________to ensure proper performance of the provisions of this contract.  Upon failure of Purchaser to comply with one or more of the conditions of this contract, the performance deposit or any portion thereof may be forfeited to Oneida County upon written notice by the Committee to the Purchaser at his mailing address.  In such event, the Committee may also terminate the contract or require an additional performance deposit.  The parties agree that they also have recourse by injunction and/or specific performance, as well as any  other legal or equitable remedy available, in the event there is a break or evasion of any of the provisions of this agreement by the other party.
  3. Oneida County Forestry Department must be notified, by the Purchaser, between 72 and 24 hours prior to initiation of logging operations.  Oneida County Forestry Department must also be notified between 72 and 24 hours prior to any subsequent start up of logging operations if operations have been inactive for more than 5 consecutive days.  Oneida County Forestry Department must also be notified when logging activity ceases for more than 5 consecutive days.  Definition of "logging activity" includes, but is not limited to:  cutting, bunching, processing, skidding, road building, and trucking.  *
  4. Any timber cut in violation of the regulations will be paid for at double the stumpage rate specified. Excessive or unnecessary damage to residual trees will be paid for at double the stumpage rate.  If, in the opinion of the Committee, timber has been flagrantly cut against regulations, timber theft may be pursued under S.S.26.05.  Damage to the soil including, but not limited to, deep rutting will be cause to terminate this contract and apply all or part of the performance bond to mitigate damages.
  5. Title to all forest products shall remain with the County until the products are paid for by Purchaser.  Sawlogs shall not be removed until the logs are scaled by the County.
  6. All logs will be scaled with the Scribner Decimal C log rule.  Purchaser will mark the length of all logs on the small end of the log with a lumber crayon to facilitate scaling.  All logs in each deck are to be decked with the small ends facing the same direction.
  7. Stump height shall not exceed stump diameter, except that stumps of less than 10 inches in diameter shall not exceed 10 inches in height.  All pulp must be utilized to a 100 inch stick to a 4 inch top diameter, unless specified otherwise in Additional Regulations.
  8. Location of logging roads, decking or landing areas, and campsites must be approved by the representative of the Committee prior to construction. Upon sale completion, all roads must be leveled. Logging roads which intersect or connect with town, county, or state roads must have the intersections or junctions approved by the proper authorities prior to construction and cleared of all unsightly debris at the time of construction. No skidding or decking on official County Forest graveled roads or ditches. No skidding or decking on town roads or ditches unless purchaser provides Oneida County Forestry Department with a letter from the town stating its approval. Regardless whether the town gives approval or not, certain sales may have an additional regulation listed on the timber sale map prohibiting skidding or decking on town roads or ditches for reasons such as, but not limited to, aesthetics and safety. Town, County, and County Forest roads and ditches must be free of slash and tops. Waste wood, tops and slash at landing sites, decking areas and adjacent to roadways shall be lopped and scattered to reduce height to 2 feet or less. Town and County road weight limits shall apply to all official County Forest graveled roads.
  9. Purchaser shall be responsible for knowledge of the  boundaries of the sale area and shall be liable for all trespass committed by the Purchaser outside of such  boundaries.
  10. Purchaser shall do all in his/her power to cooperate with the fire protection officers to prevent and suppress forest fires and to comply with slash disposal laws 26.12(6) Wisconsin Statutes.
  11. The decision of the Committee, acting on the advice of its agent and the Department of Natural Resources liaison forester as to whether Purchaser is in compliance with the terms of this contract, shall be final.
  12. Purchaser agrees to assume all liability for any damage or injury to persons or property, real or personal, resulting from Purchaser's operations under this contract and will hold Oneida County and its employees harmless from the same.  The contractor shall furnish certification to the Oneida County Forestry Department that he is adequately insured with a reliable company so that Oneida County shall not be held liable in case of injury or death during and after this contract period.  The limits of liability shall be $1,000,000.00 Bodily Injury and $1,000,000.00 Property Damage.  The contractor  shall also furnish proof of Workers Compensation Insurance.  In the event the Purchaser's insurance is terminated for any reason, he shall immediately cease all activities otherwise permitted by this contract and provide written notice to the Committee.
  13. All timber, marked or otherwise designated by this  contract to be cut, shall be cut progressively and to the satisfaction of the representative of the Committee, whether or not the quantity of such timber is more or less than the estimates comprising the operational specifications.
  14. No litter shall be deposited on the sale area nor on access routes to the area.  This includes such material as empty oil cans, broken equipment parts, and lunch containers.  A $100.00 fine will be imposed for each time litter is noted on the sale area.
  15. Recreational trails must be kept free of logging debris and logging equipment during.  In winter, trails may be plowed, providing at least 2 inches of packed snow remains on trail.
  16. The Purchaser agrees to pay for the cost of repair or  replacement of any land survey monuments or accessories  which are removed, destroyed, or made inaccessible.  In the event that the performance bond is insufficient to cover such cost, Section 59.635, Wisconsin Statutes, "Perpetuation of Landmarks," may be enforced.
  17. Trees that have been painted to mark either legal boundaries, approximate boundaries, interior or exterior sale lines, shall not be cut.  All tree tops felled onto private property must be brought back onto county property.
  18. This contract cannot be assigned in whole or in part  without written consent of the Committee.
  19. All modifications to this contract must be in writing and signed by the parties hereto.
  20. Upon notice by the Committee or its representative to  Purchaser that he/she is not in compliance with one or more conditions of this contract, all operations may be suspended and if so may not be resumed without written authorization.
  21. Firewood cutting by the public will not be allowed on  areas of active timber sale contracts.  Any firewood sold by the Purchaser will be paid for at timber sale contract stumpage rates.  The Purchaser and his employees may remove nonmerchantable wood for their personal use.  Nonmerchantable wood is defined as any part of a tree not capable of being cut to a 100 inch length with a small end diameter of 4 inches or larger.
  22. Violations of contract clauses indicated by an asterisk(*) behind the contract clause number (or letter) will result in the automatic retention of $100.00 of the performance deposit.  Violations of clauses indicated by two asterisks (**) behind the contract clause number (or letter) will result in the  automatic retention of $250.00 of the performance deposit.  Violations of clauses indicated by three asterisks (***) behind the contract clause number (or letter) will result in a citation being issued according to Oneida County Code 14.07(1)(a)(2). NOTE:  Citations should not be confused with Performance Deposit Forfeitures.  Penalties on other clauses will be determined by the Committee based on severity and/or damage done.

TICKET BOX SYSTEM CONDITIONS

  1. TICKET SYSTEM.  The ticket system will be used, which  requires depositing the completed original copy of the ticket in the designated ticket box before each load of wood products is removed from the sale area.
  2. Ticket books shall be issued when the Purchaser is ready to begin operations and periodically thereafter as needed.  Unused tickets shall be returned to the County  immediately after final wood products have been hauled.
  3. At the signing of the contract the Purchaser shall deposit 40% of the deposit value minus the 5% of total bid value bid bond.  Prior to the start of cutting operations the Purchaser shall deposit the remaining 60% of the deposit value.  In lieu of cash bond, a letter of credit for the full deposit may be accepted.
  4. Before each load of cut wood products leaves the sale  area, the ticket shall be properly, clearly and completely filled out and deposited in the ticket box.  The ticket must provide all of the necessary information.  If a substitute unofficial ticket is used, all information found on an official ticket must be provided.  **
  5. Tickets must be completely inserted in the box.  Hung tickets will be considered the same as not depositing tickets.  A ticket will be considered hung if the ticket is deposited into the ticket box and yet is retractable.  ***
  6. Failure to deposit tickets in the ticket (lock) box before each load of cut wood products leaves the sale area will be considered a violation of Oneida County Code, Chapter 14.07(1)(a)2 or State Statute Chapter 26.05 and Chapter 943.20.  ***
  7. Tickets are issued for the contract specified on the cover of the ticket book and shall not be used for any other contract.  Tickets shall be used sequentially.
  8. When transporting timber from the sale area the truck driver shall have in his/her possession the appropriate  portion of the ticket applicable to the load.  The Oneida County Forestry personnel and DNR personnel may check scale and inspect tickets at any time.
  9. Copy two (pink) of the ticket shall be attached to the mill scale slip and returned to the Purchaser, to be submitted to the Oneida County Forestry Department Office by the 10th of the following month, with complete payment for the stumpage.
  10. Copy three (hard/yellow) will remain in the book for the Purchaser's records.  All unused or lost tickets will have a value of $2.00 per ticket, which will be assessed against the performance deposit if not returned at the completion of the sale.
  11. When wood products are delivered to buyers not providing a mill scale slip, the Purchaser shall provide the name, address, and phone number of the buyer.  This information shall be attached to copy two of the ticket which shall list other information normally found on tickets.  This information shall be submitted to the Oneida County Forestry Department.
  12. Ticket boxes shall be placed on the sale area by Oneida County Forestry Department personnel.
  13. Each contract will be allowed a maximum of 3 unofficial (i.e. scratch paper, match book covers, etc.) tickets as long as they contain all the information listed on an official ticket.  A forfeiture will be enforced for each occurrence after the third unofficial ticket.  *
  14. Payment for all pulp and/or bolt wood products removed by the Purchaser must be made by turning in all mill scale slips by the 10th of each month with payment for the previous month.  Attached to the mill scale slips must be copy two(pink) of the Oneida County ticket. Any variance in payment schedule must be approved by the Oneida County Forestry Department.
  15. Products scaled in the woods by a county or state  forester must be paid for within 21 days of the Purchaser's receipt of a county statement. Any variance in payment schedule must be approved by the Oneida County Forestry Department.
  16. All log products (if log products are listed on the contract) are to be scaled and marked in the woods by a county or state forester before they can be removed by the Purchaser.  A log is defined as being at least 8 feet long and having a small end diameter inside the bark of at least 10 inches for softwood and 11 inches for hardwood.  Products scaled in the woods must be paid for within 21 days of the Purchaser's receipt of a county statement.  Any variance in payment schedule must be approved by the Oneida County Forestry Department.
  17. Only wood products harvested from Oneida County Forest lands may be decked on Oneida County Forest lands.

Dated:

ONEIDA COUNTY FORESTRY COMMITTEE

By___________________________________

  County Forester (                       )
   
for: Oneida County Forestry Department
  PO Box 400--CourtHouse
  Rhinelander, WI  54501
  Telephone:  715-369-6140 or 369-6139

&

By____________________________________________
for Purchaser

Contractor:
Address:
TELEPHONE:

915.2 FIREWOOD PERMIT

THIS PERMIT MUST BE CARRIED AT ALL TIME WHILE PERMITTEE IS GATHERING FIREWOOD.  PERMITTEE MUST SHOW THIS PERMIT UP0N REQUEST OF ANY COUNTY FOREST EMPLOYEE OR THEIR DESIGNEE.

FIREWOOD PERMIT AGREEMENT

The Oneida County Forestry Department hereby extends permission to:

PERMITTEE NAME:__________________________________________________

(hereafter referred to as Permittee) for the purpose of gathering designated or naturally fallen timber for firewood for personal home use only, from the following description: ___________________________________________________________________________

This contract is valid for up to 10 cords of wood per year and extends from June 1, ___ to November 15, _____.  Permittee understands any permit violation will result in termination of this firewood permit and will place the Permittee in violation of County Forestry Ordinance, Section VIII. 

Special conditions are:

  1. No mechanical tree skidding equipment allowed
  2. No gates will be opened to improve access
  3. No standing trees to be cut except on designated areas.
  4. No cutting or wood gathering allowed on active logging operations.

Permittee is aware that he/she is responsible for the knowledge of land ownership boundaries and accepts all liability for any cutting he/she may do on non-county lands or county lands not designated by this agreement.  Permittee hereby accepts the above conditions and hereby recognize that Oneida County does not police or patrol the county forests to eliminate or provide warning for dangers which may exist.  Oneida County will not be responsible for any accident or property damage or any physical or other injury.  Permittee understands and agrees that Oneida County accepts no responsibility and is in no way liable for any injuries, physical or otherwise, or property damage which may occur to permittee or anyone who may accompany permittee while cutting or removing firewood under this agreement.  Permittee further understand and agree to secure and hold harmless Oneida County against any injuries, loss, or damage to any person or property as the result of permittee cutting or removing firewood under this agreement.

Signed this _____________day of _________________________________________, _____

ONEIDA COUNTY FORESTRY DEPT. PERMITTEE
   
By:________________________________ Signature:__________________________
John Bilogan, Forest Director Address:___________________________
Paul Fiene, County Forester City, State, Zip:_____________________
Eric Rady, County Forester  
Cindy Eckardt, Secretary  
   
Telephone: (715)-369-6140  

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915.3 PRIVATE ACCESS – LAND USE PERMIT

  Recording Area
  ________________________
   
  Name and Return Address
  ________________________

ACCESS LICENSE AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS,

That the County of Oneida Wisconsin (hereinafter, “County”), by Robert G. Bruso, its County Clerk, being duly authorized and directed by a resolution of the County Board of Supervisors of said County and _______________________________, (hereinafter “Licensee”) do, for the good and valuable consideration stated herein, agree as follows:

  1. LICENSE AND FEE:
    In exchange for payment of the sum of  $_____ Licensee shall be granted license to utilize the property described below subject to the terms of this agreement.
  2. DESCRIPTION:
    Licensee may use a portion of the lands of the County ___ in width and ___ in length, described as follows:
    for ingress and egress, by Licensee and guests and invitees to the lands of Licensee described in the document recorded in the office of the Oneida County Register of  Deeds as document number ________________.
  3. RECORDING:
      County shall record this agreement.  Licensee shall pay to County the full amount of the Register of Deeds fee for recording this document.
  4. RETAINED RIGHTS:
    County retains for itself and members of the general public the right to enter upon the lands of County which are the subject of this agreement for any purpose deemed by County to be necessary.  None of the County’s land may be gated, blocked, or fenced, nor may Licensee take any action, including but not limited to the posting of no trespassing signs, to prevent or limit the use of any property of the county by the county or the general public.
  5. HOLD HARMLESS:
    Licensee shall indemnify and hold County, its appointed, hired and elected officers, agents, employers and designees, free and harmless from any and all costs, damages, claims, losses, or expenses which may be incurred on account of damages, death, or injuries arising out of any act or omission of Licensee, or any invitee or guest of Licensee, or on account of enforcing the provisions of this agreement against Licensee or its officers, directors, agents, employees, heirs, successors or assigns, including but not limited to, reasonable attorney fees and court costs incurred by County in defending against any claim or in enforcing this agreement.
  6. LIABILITY INSURANCE:
    Licensee shall purchase from and maintain during the entire term of this agreement, including any extension or renewal, from a company or companies lawfully authorized to do business in the State of Wisconsin, a liability insurance policy naming Licensee and County as an insured, which policy shall have limits of $100,000 per occurrence and $300,000 aggregate per policy period.   Said policy shall contain a provision requiring the company issuing said policy to provide 30 days advance notice to County, in the event of a policy termination, either at the end of a policy period or otherwise.  County may, in its sole discretion, require an increase in liability insurance limits.  Such increase or increases shall be effective 180 days after County places written notice describing the increase to Licensee in the regular U.S. mail.  Within said 180-day period, Licensee shall provide to County a copy of a certificate of insurance showing said increased limits.
  7. NOTICE:
    In the event that any party shall be required, or allowed to give notice to the other party hereunder, notice shall be given to the following addresses:
    County:  County Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 400, Rhinelander, WI  54501
    Licensees: ___________________________
       
      ___________________________
       
      ___________________________
       
      ___________________________
    Said addresses may only be changed by providing written notice of said change to the appropriate address shown above.
  8. MAINTENANCE:
    Licensee shall be solely responsible for repair and maintenance of the property so that it is suitable for ingress and egress.  County will not be responsible for any repair or maintenance of said property regardless of who may cause damage to or necessitate repair of the property.   Notwithstanding the above, County may, at its sole option repair or maintain said property for its own use or the use of the public.
  9. NON-TRANSFERABILITY:
    This access license is non-transferable to the estate of Licensee or other parties, heirs, successors or assigns.  This access license is in the nature of a license and not an easement and does not run with the land.
  10. TERM:
    Licensee shall pay the proper recording fee and record this document with the office of the Oneida County Register of Deeds.  This agreement shall become valid upon recording.  This agreement shall terminate upon the earliest of the following:
    1. The violation of any of the terms of this agreement by Licensee, or any guest or invitee of Licensee.  In the event that more than one person or entity shall sign this agreement as Licensee, violation of any provision of this agreement by any such signor shall be deemed to be a violation of the Licensee.
    2. The transfer by Licensee, or any person or entity signing as Licensee, of the property which is accessed over the land which is the subject of this permit.
    3. The death of Licensee, or any person or entity signing as Licensee, hereunder.
    In cases of transfer or death under paragraphs B. or C. above, this agreement shall terminate only with regard to the rights of the person or entity who signed as Licensee and who transferred or died.  In the event that other Licensees retain their interest and survive, the agreement shall remain valid with regard to such other Licensees.  In the event that any of the conditions occur which cause termination of the agreement under paragraphs A, B, or C, this agreement shall be terminated immediately upon occurrence of such condition.  County may, in its sole discretion, provide Licensee with notice of such occurrence.
    In the event that, for any reason hereunder, this agreement becomes terminated, either with regard to a Licensee or more than one Licensee, County may, in it’s sole discretion, record an affidavit with the Oneida County Register of Deeds Office indicating that the agreement has become fully or partially terminated.  Neither the provision of notice to Licensee, nor the recording of an affidavit shall in any way be considered a precondition to termination of this agreement.
  11. WAIVER OF ADVERSE POSSESSION AND ADVERSE USER:
    Licensee expressly waives any and all rights and claims to any interest in any property of County which is located adjacent to the property of Licensee described above or which Licensee has used to access the property of Licensee described above at any time prior to or during the term of this agreement and any extensions or renewals thereof, including but not limited to the property which is the subject of this agreement, based on adverse possession, adverse user, prescription, prescriptive easement, or any substantially similar doctrine, under Wis. Stats. secs. 893.24, 893.25, 893.26, 893.27, 893.28, or any other statute, the common law of Wisconsin, or under any other law, as a result, either in whole or in part, of any possession, occupation, or use of, or any other action taken by, Licensee or any of Licensee’s predecessors in title.
  12. ENTIRE AGREEMENT:
    Except as set forth in this agreement, there are no other representations, agreements or understandings relating to the matters which are the subject of this agreement.  This agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the Parties, and supercedes all previous agreements and understandings relating to the matters which are the subject of this agreement.  This agreement may be modified or amended only in writing which writing must be signed by the party against whom enforcement is sought.  Waiver of any requirement of this agreement by either party on any occasion shall not constitute an agreement to waive any other requirement, or a future waiver of any requirement of this agreement.  All obligations hereunder which are described to be obligations of Licensee shall be deemed to be the obligation of each person or other entity who signs this agreement, apart from County, and all such obligations shall be joint and several.
  13. CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM:
    The real property which is the subject of this agreement is located in Oneida County, Wisconsin, and this agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state of Wisconsin and any action for enforcement, interpretation, damages or otherwise shall be maintained in the jurisdiction of Wisconsin.
  14. COUNTERPARTS:
    The parties may execute two or more originals of this agreement each of which shall constitute one and the same agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, County has caused this access permit to be executed by Robert G. Bruso, its clerk, and the seal of said County to be affixed thereto, this _____ day of ___________, ______.

________________________________
Robert G. Bruso, Oneida County Clerk

(seal)

STATE OF WISCONSIN                     )

COUNTY OF ONEIDA                       )

Personally came before me this _____ day of _____   __________ , __________ , the above named Robert G. Bruso to me personally known to be the Clerk of the County of Oneida, and who as such Clerk executed the foregoing access permit for and on behalf of the County of Oneida, and acknowledged the same as such County Clerk, to be the free act and access permit of the County of Oneida and for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.

_______________________________________
Notary Public, Oneida County, Wisconsin

My Commission Expires_______________

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, Licensee has executed this access permit to be executed this ______ day of ____________, ______.

_______________________   _______________________
Licensee   Licensee

STATE OF WISCONSIN                         )

COUNTY OF ONEIDA                            )

This instrument was acknowledged before me on _____________ by ___________________.

______________________________________
Notary Public, Oneida County, Wisconsin

My commission expires___________________

This instrument drafted by Oneida County

915.4 CAMPING POLICY / PERMIT

See Oneida County Forestry Ordinance 905.2.1 for policy

Oneida County Forestry Department

 

P. O. Box 400
Oneida County Court House
Rhinelander  WI  54501
Office:  715-369-6140
Fax:  715-369-6168

CAMPER PERMIT

Date:  November 14, 2005

CAMPER PERMITTEE:

CAMPER ADDRESS:

CAMPER TELEPHONE:

To Whom It May Concern:

By copy of this Camper Permit we hereby grant you (& your hunting party) permission to camp (location:            , Oneida County, Wisconsin, for the (year) deer gun season.

COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE:          ________________________

CAMPER DESCRIPTION
(optional)

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915.5 TREE STAND POLICY

See Oneida County Forestry Ordinance 905.2.1

915.6 DISABLED ACCESS PERMIT

Oneida County Forestry, Land, & Outdoor Recreation Department

Rules & Procedures governing
Disabled Motorized Access (DMA) on
Oneida County Forest Land
Permit Rules & Procedure

    • Permits may be obtained by disabled persons from the Oneida County Forestry Department, P O Box 400, Oneida County Court
    • House, 2nd Floor, Room 28B, Rhinelander  WI  54501-0400, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  1. Oneida County Disabled Access Permits will only be issued to those individuals in possession of a valid WDNR Class A disabled permit as defined in DS29.09(9)(2) or a valid WDNR Class B disabled permit as defined in SS29.09(9)(3), Wis. Statutes.  Individuals seeking an Oneida county Forest Disabled Access Permit will be required to submit a copy of their WDNR Class A or Class B disabled permit.  The applicant’s WDNR permit number and expiration date will be recorded on the Oneida County Disabled Access Permit.
  2. The Oneida County Disabled Access Permit is valid for the permittee and one mobile assistant.
  3. The Oneida County Disabled Access Permit must be carried by the permittee when operating an authorized motor vehicle on any designated access trails.
  4. The time period of the Oneida County Disabled Access Permit will be established when the permit is issued, and shall not exceed one year.
  5. The Permittee may have one designated mobile assistant.  The mobile assistant cannot harvest game, bait, or carry a gun, bow, crossbow, or transport elevated platforms for use by individuals other than the permittee while exercising access privileges as a mobile assistant.  Access privileges granted to a designated mobile assistant are only valid while in visual contact with disabled permittee.  The Permittee cannot transport game harvested by any other individual, or harvest and transport game under Wisconsin party hunting regulation.
  6. An individual can only be issued an access permit to one of the designated motorized disabled access trails at any one time.
  7. Any deviations from the above procedure must be approved by the Oneida County Forestry Department in advance, and listed under special conditions on the permit.
  8. In addition to the Disabled Access Trails, motorized access on Oneida County Forest land is permitted on logging roads and other developed trails that are NOT designated as closed with a gate, sign, earthen berm, and / or rocks.  All terrain vehicle (ATV) access on Oneida County Forest land is also provided via two developed ATV trails (Contact the Oneida County Forestry Department for information regarding our ATV trail system.)

Designated Disabled Motorized Access Trails

  1. The following have been identified as disabled motorized access trails:
    1. Enterprise Disabled Access Trail (see trail map).
    2. Cassian Disabled Access Trail (see trail map).
  2. Disabled Motorized Access Trails will be identified with informational signs at the gated trail entrance stating Disabled Motorized Access Trail.
  3. The trails will be gated using a padlock.  A key to the lock will be given to the permittee when a written permit is issued.  A $50.00 key deposit will be required prior to the gate key being issued.  The key deposits will be refunded in full upon return of the key.  It is strictly forbidden for any unauthorized individual to attempt to have duplicate copies of key made.
  4. A map of designated Disabled Motorized Access Trails may be obtained from the Oneida County Forestry Department.
  5. Permission to use other than a licensed vehicle automobile (truck) or registered All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) on designated disabled motorized access trails must be negotiated with the Oneida County Forestry Department as a special permit condition.
  6. The Oneida County Forestry, Land, & Outdoor Recreation Department does not guarantee the condition of Disabled Access Trails for motorized travel.

Inquiries may be directed to:

Oneida County Forestry Department
P O Box 400—Court House
Rhinelander  WI  54501
(715)-369-6140

ONEIDA COUNTY FORESTRY
DISABLED ACCESS PERMIT

Permittee Name: ________________________   Assistant Name: ________________________
(printed)
 
(printed)

Oneida County Disabled Access Permit #: ______________________________

WDNR Class A or B Disabled Permit #:_________________________________

WDNR Disabled Permit Expiration Date:________________________________

This permit allows the Permittee access to one of the Oneida County Forest Disabled Motorized Access Trails listed below. 

This permit is valid from _______________________________________through ________________________________________________________, inclusive.

This permit validates the Permittee to operate a licensed automobile / truck or a registered ATV on the following Disabled Motorized Access Trail:

_____________________________________________________
(Print name of Trail—see item 5 below)

All gates must be closed and locked immediately after passing through them.

Permit issued by: ________________________________________________

  1. Only Class A permit holders as defined in SS29.09(9)(2), or Class B permit holders as defined in SS29.09(9)(3) Wis. Statutes are eligible for this permit.
  2. The Permittee must carry this permit with them while exercising their Disabled Motorized Access privileges.
  3. The Oneida County Forestry, Land, & Outdoor Recreation Department does not guarantee the condition of the trail for motor vehicle use.  Caution is advised.
  4. A map of designated Disabled Motorized Access Trail(s) may be obtained from the Oneida County Forestry, Land, & Outdoor Recreation Department.
  5. The following have been identified as disabled access trails:
    1. Enterprise Disabled Access Trail (see trail map).
    2. Cassian Disabled Access Trail (see trail map).
  6. The Oneida County Forestry Department may immediately cancel or revoke this permit by oral or written notice, and upon breach of any condition or restriction of this permit.  Such breach may also subject violator to prosecution.
  7. The Permittee may have one designated mobile assistant.  The mobile assistant cannot harvest game, bait, or carry a gun, bow, crossbow, or transport elevated platforms for use by individuals other than the permittee while exercising access privileges as a mobile assistant.  Access privileges granted to a designated mobile assistant are only valid while in visual contact with disabled permittee.  The Permittee cannot transport game harvested by any other individual, or harvest and transport game under Wisconsin party hunting regulation.

I have read, understand, and agree to the above conditions:

Permittee Signature:  ______________________________________________

Permittee Address:________________________________________________

Permittee Telephone Number:_______________________________________

Mobile Assistant Signature:_________________________________________

Mobile Assistant Address:__________________________________________

Mobile Assistant Telephone Number:_________________________________

Inquiries may be directed to:

Oneida County Forestry Department
P O Box 400—Court House
Rhinelander  WI  54501
(715)-369-6140

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915.7 BALSAM BOW HARVEST PERMIT

Balsam Fir Bough Cutting Permit

Oneida County Forestry Department
P.O. Box 400
Rhinelander, WI 54501
(715) 369-6140

Date____________

The Oneida County Forestry Committee through its authorized agents hereby gives permission to:

NAME:_______________________________________________________________________________

ADDRESS:__________________________________________________ PHONE:___________________

CITY:_________________________________________STATE:_______ZIP CODE:________________

to cut balsam fir boughs on Oneida County Forest Lands.  Each permittee is allowed one permit per year.

Permit Category: (check One)
Fee

_____ Resident /Non-Resident Home Use (less than 100lbs)
$10.00
_____ *Resident CommerciPermit Category: (check One) al (over 100lbs)
$100.00
_____ Non-Resident Commercial (over 100lbs)
$200.00

(* Permittee must have an Oneida County mailing address to be considered a resident.)

The permittee agrees to the following conditions:

  1. No boughs shall be cut within 25 feet of public roads, rivers, and lakes.
  2. No cutting on the top 1/3 of the tree.
  3. No cutting of boughs on trees less than eight feet tall.
  4. All branches are to be cut up tight to the tree and unused portions scattered.
  5. No axes are to be used in cutting boughs.
  6. Only balsam fir boughs may be collected.  No other trees will be cut or damaged.
  7. This permit is valid for gathering balsam boughs on Oneida County Forestry Lands, except County Parks, Picnic Areas, Boat Landings and Timber Sale areas.  No cutting shall be permitted during the gun deer season.
  8. Boughs shall be cut in such a manner as to not kill or damage the tree.
  9. The permittee must possess this permit at all times while gathering or transporting the gathered product.  While cutting boughs, permit must be displayed on vehicle dashboard.
  10. All roads and trails shall be kept open at all times and may not be damaged
  11. No motorized vehicles may be utilized (including ATV’s, tractors etc…) off open logging roads or behind gates/berms.
  12. Permit holder must be present while harvesting boughs.  This permit is not transferable.
  13. It is the responsibility of the permittee to ensure he/she is on County Forest Land.
  14. The permit holder assumes all responsibility for his/her own protection and agrees to hold County harmless for any accident or injuries that may happen to themselves or others.
  15. The permittee agrees to comply with the state timber theft, slash, fire, and litter laws. No gathering may be conducted during emergency forest fire bans.
  16. Violations of this permit or any conditions of gathering stated herein shall be determined by the County Forest Director and will result in the revocation of such permit.  Violations may also subject the permittee to an assessment for any (trespass), Wis. Stats., or other applicable statutes, County Park and Forest ordinances.
  17. Further provisions:___________________________________________________________.

This permit is valid from September 1, 2004, until December 31, 2004, and gathering authorized under this permit may not be conducted outside this period. 

I have read, understand, and agree to the conditions of this permit.

Dated:
  ______________
Signature:
  ______________________________________________________
   
Permittee
Dated:
  ______________
Signature:
  ______________________________________________________
   
Oneida County Forest Representative

***Please respect the rights of other landowners.  Know where you are and harvest boughs only on Oneida County Lands.

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