State shares timber money

The Indiana Division of Forestry has notified 14 counties they will receive shares of more than $314,000 as part of an annual distribution of timber sale revenue.

Jackson County will receive $19,162.27 of the $314,148.99 to be distributed. State lands near Brownstown and Vallonia are part of the Jackson-Washington State Forest.

Washington County will receive $31,296.25.

The state allocates 15 percent of timber sale revenue from state forests 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 Department of Natural Resource’s fire control headquarters.

This year, 110 rural and volunteer fire departments will benefit. Fire departments are encouraged to use the funds to improve their wild land firefighting capability.

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