Firewood-cutting permits available

In preparation for winter, the Bureau of Land Management is selling firewood-cutting permits.

Pinyon pine and Utah juniper permits cost $10 per cord, and only dead trees may be cut.

One-cord permits are valid for 30 days; two-cord permits are valid for up to 60 days and three or more -cord permits are valid for up to 90 days.

Up to 10 cords may be purchased before a commercial firewood-cutting permit is required.

Wood cutters must have permits while cutting wood, and during dry weather, a fire extinguisher, shovel and bucket of water should be handy.

All chain saws must be equipped with spark arresters.

Maps of authorized firewood-cutting areas and stipulations are provided with permits.

Permits for the Carson City district can be obtained from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at BLM-Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1477 U.S. Highway 395 in Reno; from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce, 3 Webster St. in Markleeville; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at UNR Cooperative Extension Office, 111 Sheckler Road in Fallon; and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at the Galena Creek Visitor Center on Mount Rose Highway in Reno.

After Oct. 15, permits at the Galena Creek Visitor Center will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

All locations accept cash or check, and the Carson City BLM location can process credit card orders in person or over the phone.

For more information, call 775-885-6000 or 775-885-6161.


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