U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Elko District Office
|Release Date: 09/25/13|
|News Release No. ELDO 2013-073|
Firewood cutting permits available at Elko BLM
ELKO, Nev. – With the arrival of fall and colder temperatures, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District is offering firewood cutting permits to prepare for the coming winter months.
Non-commercial wood cutting permits are required to harvest forest products from public lands and are available at the Elko District Office located at 3900 East Idaho Street. Generally, a minimum purchase of $12 is required for all wood products. Maps of authorized firewood cutting areas and stipulations are provided when purchasing permits.
Pinyon pine and Utah Juniper permits are $6 a cord with a minimum two-cord purchase. Mountain Mahogany permits are $12 a cord with a minimum two-cord purchase. People may purchase up to ten cords before a commercial firewood cutting permit is required. Only dead trees – standing or down – may be cut.
One and two-cord permits are valid for up to 60 days and three-plus cord permits are valid up to 90 days. Commercial firewood cutting permits are also available.
While out cutting firewood, remember to bring wood permits and maps, and please bring trash back out with you. For fire safety, wood cutters should have a fire extinguisher, shovel and bucket of water handy. In addition, all chainsaws must be equipped with spark arrestors.
For more information please call the BLM Elko District Office at (775) 753-0200.
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.
Elko District Office 3900 E. Idaho St. Elko, NV 89801
|Last updated: 09-25-2013|
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