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Winnemucca District Office
Release Date: 11/04/13
Contacts: Mark Turney , 775-625-7556 ,
News Release No. WDO 2014-002

Firewood Permits Available for North-Central Nevada

Wood cutting permits for open cutting areas in Humboldt or Pershing Counties are available at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Humboldt River Field Office, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd, Winnemucca, NV and at the Pershing County Farm Service Agency, 110 American Blvd, Lovelock, NV. For firewood permits outside of Humboldt or Pershing Counties, please contact your respective BLM Field Office.
Piñon and juniper permits cost $5 per cord with a minimum two-cord purchase and a maximum of four cords per household, per year. Permits are valid for 90 days from issuance or until fire restrictions go into effect when that date comes earlier. Woodcutting is allowed only in designated areas in Yellowstone Canyon, in the East Range, and in the Stillwater Range. Maps of these areas are included with the permits. Within these areas, only dead piñon trees – standing or down – may be cut, however, any live or dead juniper trees may be cut. No resale or other commercial use of the wood is allowed. 

“Wood is just one of the many resources we have available on our public lands,” said Eric Baxter, Acting Supervisory Fire Specialist for the Winnemucca District. “It is important to remember that this is a potentially dangerous activity and that it should be done with safety in mind.” 

To minimize the risk of wildfire, woodcutters should have a shovel and extra water available, and all chainsaws must be equipped with functioning spark arrestors.
For more information, call Eric Baxter at the BLM Winnemucca District at 775-623-1500.

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.

Winnemucca District Office   5100 East Winnemucca Blvd.      Winnemucca, NV 89445  

Last updated: 04-20-2015