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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Buffalo Field Office
 
Release Date: 07/29/09
Contacts: Lesley A. Collins,    
  307-261-7603    

Firewood Permits Available from BLM Buffalo Field Office


The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office is offering firewood permits on public lands in the Billy Creek cabins area. BLM initiated the firewood program several years ago as an incentive for individuals to remove hazardous fuels from the area.

Permits will be $7 per cord and will expire on Dec. 31, 2009.

BLM’s Buffalo Field Office Manager, Duane Spencer stated, “I am pleased with the results of BLM’s firewood permit program and decided to continue it this year. The public benefits from the wood, and BLM and Billy Creek cabin owners benefit by having some of the hazardous fuels removed from a wildland-urban interface area.”

Access to the area is via the Billy Creek Road, an improved gravel road that turns east off Hazelton County Road (Co. Rd.3) about a mile from where the Hazelton Road intersects U.S. Highway 16. BLM will post signs on the firewood cutting unit and issue a map and directions with the wood permits. Permitees are authorized to drive on existing two-track trails and should be able to get their vehicle or trailer right up to the standing dead trees.

Any dead or down trees in the permit area may be cut and removed. Later this summer, as trees are cleared along the trails, BLM fire crew plans to cut and drag trees to the trails to facilitate removal by firewood permit holders. Most of the trees have been dead for several years and should be well cured and ready for use as firewood.

Firewood permits may be obtained at the BLM Buffalo Field office located at 1425 Fort St. Office hours are from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information please contact the Buffalo Field Office at (307) 684-1100 or visit the office at the above address.



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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Buffalo Field Office   1425 Fort Street      Buffalo, WY 82834  

Last updated: 07-29-2009