News Release

For Release: Feb. 7, 2008             
Contact:  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332

BLM Field Office Announces Seasonal Firewood Cutting Closures

Firewood cutting on public land managed by the U. S. Bureau of Land Management in northeast California area is closed due to winter conditions.  All permits, including those issued in recent weeks, are suspended.

The seasonal wood cutting closures are in effect for lands managed by the Alturas, Eagle Lake (Susanville) and Surprise field offices.
BLM officials said that deep snow prevents access to cutting areas in high elevations, while mud is a problem in lower elevation areas.
BLM field offices will announce resumption of permit sales and authorize wood cutting when conditions improve this spring.


Eagle Lake Field Office     2950 Riverside Drive     Susanville, CA  96130