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Ely District Office
Release Date: 01/27/14
Contacts: Chris Hanefeld , 775-289-1842 ,
News Release No. ELY 2014-013

Woodcutting Permits Required on Public and Forest Service Lands/Agencies Coordinate Law Enforcement Efforts to Protect Land and Resources

Ely, Nev. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District remind the public that permits are required when cutting wood on public and Forest Service lands, whether it be for personal use or commercial resale.  Permits may be obtained at each of the agencies respective offices.  The recreating public is also reminded to keep all motorized travel on existing roads and trails.

The BLM Ely District and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District are coordinating law enforcement efforts to better protect the public lands and resources, per an interagency Memorandum of Understanding signed in 1994 between the Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture that allows BLM and Forest Service law enforcement officers to enforce each agency’s regulations on specific lands managed by the agencies where a violation is observed.

For more information, contact Bill Hart, BLM Ely District Law Enforcement Ranger, at (775) 726-8182 or Kevin Hart, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Ely Ranger District Law Enforcement Officer, at (775) 289-3031.

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.

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