Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Mendocino National Forest Offers Free Firewood Permits


The following is a press released issued by the Mendocino National Forest:

As the impacts from COVID-19 and wildfires continue to be felt across the country, the US Forest Service is committed to providing services on our public lands and doing what we can to help those in need. As such, the Mendocino National Forest will continue to issue free personal-use firewood permits through December 31, 2020.

Woodcutters are required to hold a free personal-use firewood permit and follow all regulations within that permit. With all Mendocino National Forests closed to the public, all permits will be mailed, so allow extra time for delivery. The permit package will include the permit, a firewood map and firewood tags. These permits are only valid on Mendocino National Forest lands open to firewood cutting. To receive a permit by mail, call any of the Mendocino National Forest ranger district offices Monday through Friday from 8 to 4:30 pm:

• Supervisor’s Office Grindstone Ranger District, 530-934-3316

• Upper Lake Ranger District, 707-275-2361

• Covelo Ranger District, 707-983-6118

For the Stonyford Work Center, please call Tuesday through Thursday from 8 to 4:30 pm:

• Stonyford Work Center, 530-963-3128

Firewood cutters may also complete a personal-use firewood request form online and send it through the mail. The form includes the mailing address of our offices. Here is the online form: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5414651.pdf

It is the responsibility of the permit holder to be aware of the daily firewood-cutting restrictions in effect. Information can be obtained by calling this 24-hour line, 530-934-1240. In addition, there is a fire area closure for the August Complex in effect. Please see all of the details here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd807574.pdf

Additional information may be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mendocino/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=FSBDEV3_004471

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