Cabin Fireplace

Is heating with wood right for you?

You have come to the right place for extensive information about home-heating systems, municipal heating systems, wood BTU values and an on-line cost calculator so you can compare various heating fuels. Learn More > >

How much does it cost to heat with wood?

Use our on-line heating cost calculator to determine which heating systems and fuel types will save you the most money. But here's a hint: wood is almost always the best value for your heating dollar. Learn More > >

What kind of wood is available in my area?

Wood availability varies significantly across Alaska. Use the location maps to detemine what species flourish in your area. Learn More > >

Can I harvest wood on public land?

Probably not without a permit. Besides private owners, Federal, State and Native entities own most of the land, and their wood-cutting policies vary. Review the Harvesting Wood page to see where and how you can harvest firewood. Learn More > >

Is wood cutting dangerous?

It can be. Please review and practice appropriate safety standards while cutting and hauling wood. Chainsaws and falling trees can easily injure the unprepared. Please review the guidlines for proper wood handling and hauling. Learn More > >