BLM High Desert District firewood permits available
by Bureau of Land Management
May 3, 2012
Field offices in the Bureau of Land Managementís (BLM) High Desert District (HDD) will be offering firewood permits for purchase this spring.
The Kemmerer (KFO) and Pinedale (PFO) field offices will offer firewood permits beginning May 1. The cost is $4.00 per cord with a five cord minimum and a 10 cord maximum. Permits are available for purchase at 312 Hwy. 189 N., Kemmerer, Wyo., and at 1625 W. Pine St., Pinedale, Wyo.
The Rawlins Field Office (RFO) will offer firewood permits beginning June 1. The cost is $5.00 per cord for the designated wood cutting areas on Shirley Mountain and $7.50 per cord for cutting areas on Green Mountain. There is a three cord minimum and a 10 cord maximum for both areas. Permits are available for purchase at 1300 N. Third St., Rawlins, Wyo. Permits for Green Mountain are also available at the Lander Field Office at 1335 Main St., Lander, Wyo. Green Mountain is under a seasonal closure and will not be open to wood cutting until June 15. Maps of the designated cutting areas are available with the permits.
The Rock Springs Field Office (RSFO) will offer firewood permits beginning June 18. The cost is $7.50 per cord in the designated wood cutting areas on Little Mountain and in the Prospect Mountains. There is a two cord minimum for both areas with a maximum of eight cords on Little Mountain and 10 cords in the Prospect Mountains. Permits are available for purchase at 280 Hwy. 191 N., Rock Springs, Wyo. Maps of the designated cutting areas are available with the permits.
Permits can be purchased between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at all four HDD field offices. Weather and road conditions may affect the start date of permit sales or the accessibility of some wood cutting areas. Permits will be issued until Nov. 1 and will expire Nov. 15.
Permit tags must be filled out and attached to the load of wood before it is removed from the cutting area.
For more information, please contact the KFO at 307-828-4500, the PFO at 307-367-5300, the RFO at 307-328-4260 or the RSFO at 307-352-0336.