U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
High Desert District
|Release Date: 05/03/13|
BLM Firewood Permits Available
The Bureau of Land Management’s Kemmerer, Pinedale, Rawlins and Rock Springs field offices will be offering firewood permits for purchase this spring.
The Kemmerer (KFO) and Pinedale (PFO) field offices will offer firewood permits beginning May 15. For both field offices, 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. For designated wood cutting areas on Shirley Mountain, the cost is $5.00 per cord; for Green Mountain, the cost is $7.50 per cord. 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 17. For designated wood cutting areas on Little Mountain and in the Prospect Mountains, the cost is $7.50 per cord. 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.
For all four field offices, permits can be purchased 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. 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.
High Desert District 280 Highway 191 North Rock Springs WY 82901
|Last updated: 05-03-2013|
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