U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District
|Release Date: 04/23/12|
BLM High Desert District Firewood Permits Available
Field offices in the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) High Desert District (HDD) will be offering firewood permits for purchase this spring.
The Kemmerer (KFO) and Pinedale (PFO) field offices will offer firewood permits beginning May 1. The cost is $4.00 per cord with a five cord minimum and a 10 cord maximum. Permits are available for purchase at 312 Hwy. 189 N., Kemmerer, Wyo., and at 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo.
The Rawlins Field Office (RFO) will offer firewood permits beginning June 1. The cost is $5.00 per cord for the designated wood cutting areas on Shirley Mountain and $7.50 per cord for cutting areas on Green Mountain. There is a three cord minimum and a 10 cord maximum for both areas. Permits are available for purchase at 1300 N. Third St., Rawlins, Wyo. Permits for Green Mountain are also available at the Lander Field Office at 1335 Main St., Lander, Wyo. Green Mountain is under a seasonal closure and will not be open to wood cutting until June 15. Maps of the designated cutting areas are available with the permits.
The Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO) will offer firewood permits beginning June 18. The cost is $7.50 per cord in the designated wood cutting areas on Little Mountain and in the Prospect Mountains. There is a two cord minimum for both areas with a maximum of eight cords on Little Mountain and 10 cords in the Prospect Mountains. Permits are available for purchase at 280 Hwy. 191 N., Rock Springs, Wyo. Maps of the designated cutting areas are available with the permits.
Permits can be purchased at all four HDD field offices between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Weather and road conditions may affect the start date of permit sales or the accessibility of some wood cutting areas. Permits will be issued until Nov. 1 and will expire Nov. 15.
Permit tags must be filled out and attached to the load of wood before it is removed from the cutting area.
For more information, please contact the KFO at 307-828-4500, the PFO at 307-367-5300, the RFO at 307-328-4260 or the RSFO at 307-352-0336.
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. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2011, recreational and other activities on BLM-managed land contributed more than $130 billion to the U.S. economy and supported more than 600,000 American jobs. The Bureau is also one of a handful of agencies that collects more revenue than it spends. In FY 2012, nearly $5.7 billion will be generated on lands managed by the BLM, which operates on a $1.1 billion budget. The BLM's multiple-use mission is to sustain the health and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Bureau accomplishes this by managing such activities as outdoor recreation, livestock grazing, mineral development, and energy production, and by conserving natural, historical, cultural, and other resources on public lands.
High Desert District 280 Highway 191 North Rock Springs WY 82901
|Last updated: 04-23-2012|
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