U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Lewistown Field Office
|Release Date: 08/05/13|
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.
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 multiple-use mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2012, activities on public lands generated $4.6 billion in revenue, much of which was shared with the States where the activities occurred. In addition, public lands contributed more than $112 billion to the U.S. economy and helped support more than 500,000 jobs.
Lewistown Field Office 920 NE Main Lewistown, MT 59457
|Last updated: 08-05-2013|
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