Firewood Scout


North Dakota

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The North Dakota Department of Agriculture, North Dakota Forest Service, and NDSU Extension strongly advise that firewood should be bought and used locally to prevent the spread of pests both within the state and to prevent pests from accidentally entering the state. Many states in the Great Plains region near North Dakota have areas under quarantine for pests such as emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, and Asian longhorned beetle, and it is illegal to move any regulated items (most firewood is considered a regulated item) from quarantined zones out of those states and into North Dakota. North Dakota Department of Agriculture has enacted an emerald ash borer quarantine to limit the movement of potentially infest articles into North Dakota (see below link). At campgrounds in North Dakota, firewood must originate within 100 miles of the campground, unless it has been officially certified as pest-free. The North Dakota Forest Service prohibits out-of-state firewood at their campgrounds, but they will provide a free bundle of firewood for each paid campsite.

North Dakota Web Resources:

North Dakota Department of Agriculture Firewood Information

North Dakota Invasives, North Dakota State University

North Dakota Department of Agriculture Take Precaution Moving Firewood

North Dakota Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

North Dakota Department of Agriculture Gypsy Moth page

European Gypsy Moth Federal Quarantine Map