Firewood Safety and Information Links
Updated on December 27, 2016
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If you are interested in or planning to burn firewood in Interior Alaska, or if you’d just like to learn more about it, you will find some outstanding information by visiting the sites below.
Click here for the Cold Climate Housing Research Center’s “Wood Stoves” page. On the left side of the screen, in the blue box, viewers will find links to podcasts, FAQ’s, and educational articles.
Click here for a free downloadable article from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center specifically for Interior Alaskan residents titled “Curing Firewood in Interior Alaska”. Their recent research has found that under optimal summer conditions, properly handled firewood can dry enough to burn safely in as little as six weeks!
Click here to visit the new Burn Wise Alaska website where you’ll find great, up-to-date information about using firewood safely! They have videos, audio information, online brochures, a free children’s downloadable activity book, and more!
Click here for the Air Quality Fairbanks website in which you will find up-to-date information about our local PM2.5 program.
Click here for the State of Alaska Division of Forestry’s page about wood energy.
Click here for the University of Alaska – Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service’s wood energy page. This site contains an abundance of information on firewood burning in Interior Alaska, including a heating cost calculator! If you have a question or concern about firewood and or firewood burning, you will most likely find the answer at this super site.
Click here for the State of Alaska’s web page concerning air quality and particulate matter and what Alaskan firewood burners can do to operate their woodstoves safely and efficiently. There are three downloadable pamphlets available on this page: one for woodstoves, one for catalytic woodstoves, and one for non-catalytic woodstoves.
Click here for the EPA’s “Burn Wise” website. Here you will find a good amount of up-to-date information on the health effects of firewood burning and what you can do to make firewood burning a safer, cleaner, and healthier experience for your family, neighbors, and fellow citizens.
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