BLM personal-use fuelwood permits available at various locations and online

Santa Fe, N.M. – The Bureau of Land Management is selling fuelwood permits for personal use to the public.  Fuelwood permits cost $10 - $12 per cord and are available in person at select locations or online.  

In almost all field offices, BLM fuelwood permits are valid for cutting only dead (down or standing) piñon and juniper (cedar).  Cutting green trees or other trees not allowed by permit is strictly prohibited.  Minimum and maximum cords for purchase vary by field office.  Rules, regulations, and timing vary slightly between field offices; please read all materials that accompany your permit.

Below is a list of where BLM fuelwood permits are available for purchase, in person.  Permits for the Rio Puerco Field Office, Taos Field Office and Farmington Field Office are available online at https://forestproducts.blm.gov/.  Online sales require payment with a credit or debit card.  If you are purchasing a permit online, you must have access to a printer as you will be required to print your permit, maps, instructions and haul tags.

Maps of open wood-cutting areas, along with all rules concerning fuelwood collection, will be available at the time of purchase.  For maps on fuelwood areas, please visit: https://www.blm.gov/maps/frequently-requested/new-mexico

Bureau of Land Management
Rio Puerco Field Office
100 Sun Ave NE Suite 330
Albuquerque, NM 87109
(505) 761-8700
Cost: $10/cord - dead & down

Bureau of Land Management
Socorro Field Office
901 S Old US Hwy 85
Socorro, NM 87801
(575) 835-0223
Cost: $10/cord – dead & down or green

Bureau of Land Management
Farmington Field Office
6251 College Blvd
Farmington, NM 87402
(505) 564-7600
Cost: $12/cord – dead & down

Bureau of Land Management
Taos Field Office
226 Cruz Alta Rd
Taos, NM 87571
(575) 758-8851
Cost: $12/cord – dead & down

New Mexico Public Lands Information Center
Bureau of Land Management
New Mexico State Office
301 Dinosaur Trail
Santa Fe, NM 87508
(505) 954-2002
Cost: $12/cord – dead & down 
(This office sells BLM fuelwood permits for the Taos Field Office) 

Penalties for cutting or removing wood from BLM lands without a valid fuelwood permit can be more than $300.  Fines for cutting green trees start at $300, with a $50 fine for each additional tree.  At the discretion of a BLM Law Enforcement Officer, illegally cut fuelwood and any equipment used, such as chainsaws, trailers, and even vehicles, can be confiscated from illegal woodcutters.

For more information, please contact BLM Acting State Forester Elyssa Duran at 505-954-2190. 


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in the 11 Western states and Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. In fiscal year 2018, the diverse activities authorized on BLM-managed lands generated $105 billion in economic output across the country. This economic activity supported 471,000 jobs and contributed substantial revenue to the U.S. Treasury and state governments, mostly through royalties on minerals.

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Bureau of Land Management

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New Mexico State Office

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