Date: October 4, 2007
CONTACT: Mike Brown, (775) 753-0386
ELKO FIELD OFFICE NO. 2008-02
FIREWOOD PERMITS AVAILABLE AT BLM FOR NORTHEASTERN NEVADA
With the arrival of fall, many people are cutting firewood for the coming winter months. Wood cutting permits are required to harvest forest products from public lands, and are available at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada.
Pinyon pine and Utah Juniper permits cost $5.00 a cord with a minimum two-cord purchase. Mountain Mahogany sells for $10.00 a cord with a minimum one-cord purchase. People may purchase up to ten cords before a commercial firewood cutting permit is required. Only dead trees – standing or down – may be cut. Dead wood can be cut anywhere on BLM public lands except in Wilderness Study Areas and campgrounds. There are green wood cutting areas designated this year at Charlie Canyon, Wood Hills, Indian Well, and Morgan Basin.
One and two-cord permits are valid for up to 60 days and three+ cord permits are valid up to 90 days. Commercial firewood cutting permits are also available.
While out cutting firewood, remember to bring wood permits and maps, and please bring trash back out with you. For fire safety, wood cutters should have a fire extinguisher, shovel, bucket of water handy. In addition, all chainsaws must be equipped with spark arrestors.
For more information please call the BLM Elko Field Office at 775-753-0200.