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Fuelwood Permit Information

The Moab Field Office, headquartered in Moab, Utah, issues permits for the cutting of fuelwood in Grand County and the northern portion (Dry Valley north) of San Juan County. All public lands administered by the Moab Field Office are open for the harvest of fuelwood; according to the following stipulations. Permits may be obtained at the Moab Field Office located at 82 East Dogwood in Moab, Utah, Monday through Friday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed Federal holidays). For more information, please call (435) 259-2100.

Moab Field Office Woodland Product Areas

8.5 x 11 map of BLM woodland product harvest in the MFO

8.5 x 11 map of BLM woodland product harvest areas around LaSal, Utah

8.5 x 11 map of BLM woodland product harvest areas west of Highway 191


STIPULATIONS FOR HARVEST OF FUELWOOD

  • One cord of wood is 4 feet high x 4 feet wide x 8 feet long.
  • Fuelwood is sold at a cost of $5.00 per cord, with a minimum of 2 cords ($10.00).
  • A maximum of ten (10) cords of fuelwood, per household, per year may be harvested from public lands administered by the Moab Field Office. As is intended, wood obtained is for personal use only.
  • Wood cutters must have a valid copy of the wood permit in their possession while cutting and transporting fuelwood.
  • A load tag for every ½ cord must be validated and securely attached to the load and clearly visible before any wood is transported. Validate tag by completely removing or marking the month and day on each tag and sign the tag on the day you are transporting the fuelwood
  • Fuelwood cutting is limited to Pinyon Pine and Juniper.  
  • The permit authorizes the cutting of either standing or down dead wood only. NO live trees or brush may be cut. NO standing or down cottonwood may be cut.
  • Fuelwood may be cut and transported in lengths not to exceed eight (8) feet.
  • All standing trees will be cut with the remaining stump height of 6 inches or less. 
  • Wood cutters will not remove any wood (dead or alive) from any reclaimed areas, range improvements, or structures. This includes, but is not limited to: fences, corrals, cabins, enclosures, and drill pads. 
  • Fuelwood cutting is not authorized within Wilderness Study Areas, or within the following recreation areas: Sand Flats; Canyon Rims; the Colorado Riverway, including the north side of Castle Valley and Onion Creek; Mill Creek Canyon and Ken’s Lake area.
  • Fuelwood may not be gathered within one-half mile of Utah Highway 313, Blue Hill, Gemini Bridges or Long Canyon roads.
  • Fuelwood may not be gathered within 100 feet of any designated route.
  • All slash (branches and limbs) is to be removed from the roadways and road drainage ditches, scattered and/or mashed down so that the height of the slash pile(s) is approximately two (2) feet or less.
  • All litter is to be removed from cutting areas. Pack it in, pack it out
  • Historical and archaeological sites observed must be left undisturbed. DO NOT remove or disturb any artifacts. Such acts are prohibited by law.
  • Trees marked with a BLM sign (to identify boundaries, wildlife trees, etc.) may not be cut.
  • Any fences, utility lines, section corners and associated bearing trees, or any structures encountered during wood harvesting activities must be protected from damage.
  • Permit travel is for designated roads only. No off-road travel allowed. 
  • Wood cutters will stay within boundaries of permit. 
  • Wood cutters are responsible for ensuring all power saws have an exhaust system in good repair with a spark arrester consisting of a wire mesh screen with a maximum mesh opening of .023 inch. Each saw in use shall have a functioning fire extinguisher (5 pound capacity or larger), shovels, and other fire suppression tools available for immediate use in the event of an accidental fire.  
  • Leave gates as you find them. 
  • Do not harass wildlife or livestock – such acts are prohibited by law. 
  • Fuelwood permits are valid for 90 days from the date of issuance and authorize the cutting only on lands administered by the BLM. 

FAILURE TO ADHERE TO ANY OF THE ABOVE STIPULATIONS IS A VIOLATON OF FEDERAL LAW THAT MAY RESULT IN A CITATION BEING ISSUED AND THE DENIAL OF FUTURE FUELWOOD PERMITS.