News Release

For Release: May 8, 2008         
Contact:   BLM:  Jeff Fontana (530) 252-5332
CA-N-08-54

BLM Eagle Lake Field Office Will Offer Free Use Firewood Permits for Limited Time

Crews from the Bureau of Land Management have completed tree thinning and brush removal to benefit forest health and improve fire protection near Hobo Camp, west of Susanville.  Now, the BLM is offering limited free firewood cutting in the thinned area.
 
The Eagle Lake Field Office will offer a limited number of free wood cutting permits, good for two cords, and valid for two days only, for a cutting area along the South Side Road, about a mile and a half west of Hobo Camp.
 
Permits will be available Friday, May 16, through noon Saturday, May 17, at the Eagle Lake Field Office, 2950 Riverside Dr., Susanville.  Cutting will be permitted only on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18.  The cutting area will be marked with signs and flagging.
 
"Most of the wood is down, and includes pine, juniper and fir," Dockery said.  "We will require that wood cutters keep their vehicles on roads and pile branches.  Wood cutters must have a permit to participate in this limited program."

All wood cutting rules will apply, Dockery said, including requirements that chainsaws have functioning spark arresters.

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Eagle Lake Field Office     2950 Riverside Drive     Susanville, CA  96130