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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
 
Release Date: 08/05/13
Contacts: Jonathan Moor, (406) 538-1943    

Firewood Permits available for Limekiln Canyon through BLM


(Lewistown, Mt.) -- Firewood Permits are available to the public for the Bureau of Land Management’s Limekiln Canyon Salvage Logging area northeast of Lewistown.

Personal use firewood permits are required before any cutting can take place and may be purchased for $5 per-cord from the BLM Lewistown Field Office located at 920 NE Main, Lewistown, Mt.

Users may purchase one permit per two weeks. Each permit will be valid for a length of two weeks.  However, multiple permits can be purchased throughout the season and up to two weeks in advance.  The total numbers of permits issued is limited to 10 every two weeks due to the narrow road and limited pullouts in the area. 

To help ensure the success of future firewood gathering the BLM has asked the public to respect private and public lands in the area while adhering to the provisions of the firewood permit. 

“We have had a lot of interest expressed in firewood gathering in this area going all the way back to the public scoping period for the project.  We are continuing to work with private landowners in the area to provide limited public access to the BLM lands for firewood gathering.  In addition, firewood gathering will be available up to the beginning of the General Big Game hunting season,” said Bruce Reid, Forester with the BLM Lewistown Field Office. 

Project work will continue by BLM crews and their contractors throughout the summer doing weed spraying, grass seeding, trail maintenance and general clean up. 

Permit holders should be aware of road conditions, vehicle requirements, and recommended safety equipment before attempting to gather wood in Limekiln Canyon. For more information, call Bruce Reid at (406) 538-1960.

(CUTLINE Firewood 1) Mark Mayernik (right), 36, an engine captain with the Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Fire Management Division, clears dead wood from a hiking trail near the access road in Limekiln Canyon  July 18, while Dylan Stanley, 20, a seasonal fire fighter, operates a chain saw. Firewood permit holders may take a cord of wood every two weeks from the BLM’s Limekiln Canyon area for $5.(Click photo for full size - CUTLINE Firewood 1) Mark Mayernik (right), 36, an engine captain with the Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Fire Management Division, clears dead wood from a hiking trail near the access road in Limekiln Canyon  July 18, while Dylan Stanley, 20, a seasonal fire fighter, operates a chain saw. Firewood permit holders may take a cord of wood every two weeks from the BLM’s Limekiln Canyon area for $5.
(CUTLINE Firewood 2) Issac Wald (foreground), 34, an engine captain with the Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Fire Management Division, assesses a group of dead trees along a hiking trail in the BLM’s Limekiln Canyon, while seasonal fire fighters (left to right) Lauren Poss, 22, Heather Jones, 25, and Chelsie Thomas, 25, await orders. Firewood permit holders may take a cord of wood every two weeks from the BLM’s Limekiln Canyon area for $5.(Click photo for full size -CUTLINE Firewood 2) Issac Wald (foreground), 34, an engine captain with the Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Fire Management Division, assesses a group of dead trees along a hiking trail in the BLM’s Limekiln Canyon, while seasonal fire fighters (left to right) Lauren Poss, 22, Heather Jones, 25, and Chelsie Thomas, 25, await orders. Firewood permit holders may take a cord of wood every two weeks from the BLM’s Limekiln Canyon area for $5.
(CUTLINE Firewood 3) Heather Jones, 25, a seasonal fire fighter with the Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Fire Management Division, completes a wedge cut on a dead tree wile clearing a hiking trail in the BLM’s Limekiln Canyon. Firewood permit holders may take a cord of wood every two weeks from the BLM’s Limekiln Canyon area for $5.(Click photo for full size -CUTLINE Firewood 3) Heather Jones, 25, a seasonal fire fighter with the Bureau of Land Management Lewistown Fire Management Division, completes a wedge cut on a dead tree wile clearing a hiking trail in the BLM’s Limekiln Canyon. Firewood permit holders may take a cord of wood every two weeks from the BLM’s Limekiln Canyon area for $5.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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Last updated: 08-05-2013