Firewood Permits Available at the Winnemucca District Office

WINNEMUCCA, Nev. - With colder weather approaching, people may start thinking about gathering firewood.  Firewood permits are required to gather firewood from public lands across lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in the Winnemucca District. Woodcutting areas can be found in Humboldt and Pershing counties, as well as portions of Lander, Churchill, and Washoe counties.

Woodcutting is authorized within the BLM Winnemucca District administered lands only, for dead or down Pinyon and Juniper only. Other tree species such as Aspen, Limber or Whitebark pine, Cottonwood, Choke Cherry, Mountain Mahogany and Alder are not authorized to be collected under this firewood permit. Within the Stillwater Range, only dead Pinyon trees – standing or down – may be cut, but live or dead Juniper trees may be cut. There are also live and dead Juniper harvest areas in the East Range and Sonoma Range. Dead juniper is available in multiple other mountain ranges for harvest across the district.

Firewood permits cost $6 per cord with a minimum two-cord purchase which are valid for 90 days from issuance or until fire restrictions go into effect, whichever date comes earlier.  The following forms of payment will be accepted: cash, check or credit card. A map will be provided when permits are purchased depicting harvest areas and certain special use areas where firewood harvesting is prohibited. No resale or other commercial use of the wood is allowed. To minimize the risk of starting a wildfire, woodcutters should have a shovel and extra water available, and all chain saws must be equipped with functioning spark arrestors.

Permits are available online at or at the Winnemucca District Office, 5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd., Monday through Friday, by email at or via phone, 775-623-1500. They are no longer available in Lovelock, Nevada.

For more information, call Derek Messmer at the BLM Winnemucca District Office at 775-623-1500.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Heather O'Hanlon