Dead tree permits available June 15
Dead tree firewood cutting permits will be available starting Thursday from the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Carson Ranger District.
For the 2017 season, woodcutters can cut dead tree anywhere on the Carson Ranger District, including the Washington Fire burned area in Alpine County. Some areas on the district may later be removed or chainsaw restrictions may be put into place as the season progresses.
Firewood permits are valid through Dec. 31 and can be purchased for $15 per cord with a two-cord minimum and a 10 cord maximum. In addition, woodcutters need to be familiar with the terms and conditions of their permit and ensure felling sites are located within U.S. Forest Service lands.
Also, no tree cutting is permitted in administrative sites or along State and County roads and Forest Service designated trails as doing so would create unnecessary risk of injury to people and property. Dead fuelwood cutting will only be allowed for conifer species such as pine and fir. Hardwoods such as aspen or cottonwood are not allowed under this permit.
Consistent with the Carson Ranger District Travel Management Plan, cross-country vehicle travel is not allowed. Vehicles should park completely off the main roadway and no more than one car length from roads. Permittees are required to have fire extinguisher and a shovel on hand when using a chainsaw for cutting firewood.