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Release Date: 06/28/12
Contacts: Jack River , (505) 761-8755  

Forest Service in Cuba to Sell BLM Fuelwood Permits

Albuquerque, N.M. – The US Forest Service (USFS) Cuba Ranger District Office in Cuba, New Mexico, will begin selling Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Puerco Field Office fuelwood permits starting Monday, July 2, 2012.

The Rio Puerco Field Office is located in Albuquerque, but many of the fuelwood areas it manages are located near Cuba, nearly a two-hour drive away. The availability of BLM fuelwood permits from the USFS Cuba Ranger District will alleviate the financial and time burdens associated with travel to Albuquerque for Cuba area residents seeking a permit.

The sale of fuelwood permits will still be available at the Rio Puerco Field Office. All permits expire 14 days after effective date. Wood cutting activity is allowed only with a valid permit and in designated fuelwood areas. The cutting of green trees is allowed only with a green fuelwood permit. The sale of all fuelwood permits will cease after December 15, 2012, and all fuelwood areas will be closed from December 30, 2012 to March 31, 2013.

Rio Puerco Field Office, Bureau of Land Management            
435 Montano Road, NE                  
Albuquerque, NM  87107                
(505) 761-8700                                 

Cuba Ranger District Office, US Forest Service
04B County Rd 11
Cuba, NM 87013
(575) 289-3264

Both offices are open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For additional information, contact Jack N River (505) 761-8755.

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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Last updated: 01-08-2013