BLM Announces Firewood Cutting Area in Lyon County
The Bureau of Land Management, Carson City District-Sierra Front
Field Office, announces the designation of the 30-acre Red Canyon Firewood
Cutting Area in Lyon County, approximately eight miles north of Wellington.
Green pinyon pine and juniper trees are currently available for cutting.
The trees are small to medium in size and make a good source of energy for
heating homes. The fresh-cut wood will have to cure for a couple of months
to be suitable for burning.
Public removal of firewood from the area is in advance of a BLM fuels
reduction project scheduled for 2011 whereby combustible vegetation will be
removed to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire to residences in
nearby Smith Valley. Some trees in the area are marked for retention on
the landscape, and green woodcutting will not be permitted after the 2011
treatment of fire hazard fuels has been completed.
Firewood cutting permits cost $10 per cord and are available from the BLM
Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada.
Permits may also be purchased by credit card – telephone (775) 885-6000.
Office hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.