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Elko District Office
Release Date: 09/25/13
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2013-073

Firewood cutting permits available at Elko BLM

ELKO, Nev. – With the arrival of fall and colder temperatures, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Elko District is offering firewood cutting permits to prepare for the coming winter months.

Non-commercial wood cutting permits are required to harvest forest products from public lands and are available at the Elko District Office located at 3900 East Idaho Street. Generally, a minimum purchase of $12 is required for all wood products. Maps of authorized firewood cutting areas and stipulations are provided when purchasing permits.

Pinyon pine and Utah Juniper permits are $6 a cord with a minimum two-cord purchase. Mountain Mahogany permits are $12 a cord with a minimum two-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.

One and two-cord permits are valid for up to 60 days and three-plus 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 and bucket of water handy. In addition, all chainsaws must be equipped with spark arrestors.

For more information please call the BLM Elko District Office at (775) 753-0200.

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.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 04-20-2015