New Firewood Permits Available
Release Date: Mar 29, 2013
New Forest Service firewood permits will be available for purchase at Forest Service offices beginning April 1. The annual permit allows firewood cutting through March 31, 2014.
The cost of a firewood permit from the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest is $20 for a minimum purchase of four cords. Additional cords may be purchased for $5 per cord up to a total of 12 cords per individual per year.
A cord is the amount of tightly piled wood in a stack four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long.
The permit allows woodcutters to remove downed timber or to cut down standing dead trees under most conditions in the national forests and grasslands in Montana, northern Idaho, and parts of North and South Dakota, and on lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management in Montana and northern Idaho.
Woodcutters are reminded to keep vehicles on designated roads and trails. Don’t drive off designated roads.
For more information, check the firewood permit and the Forest Service’s firewood handout available from agency offices and at www.fs.usda.gov/bdnf. Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF offices are located in Wise River, Wisdom, Philipsburg, Deer Lodge, Butte, Dillon, Whitehall, Ennis, or Sheridan. Permits may also be purchased from Bureau of Land Management offices in Butte and Dillon. Forest Service and BLM offices are open weekdays, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The BLM and the following businesses will have permits available to sell after April 5: Anaconda: Hardware Hank; Boulder: Ace Hardware; Wise River: Wise River Mercantile; Ennis: True Value Hardware; Sheridan: McLeod Mercantile; Butte: Bob Ward and Sons Sporting Goods; and Harrison: Wheat and Thistle General Store: and in Lima at Ralph’s Exxon.