Firewood Cutting Permits Available on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Release Date: Jun 16, 2010  

Contact: Kathy Jo Pollock at 801-558-8016

            SALT LAKE CITY, June 16, 2010 – Personnel use firewood permits are available on two districts on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Starting Friday, June 18, permits may be purchased for the Evanston/Mountain View Ranger District. Permits will be available Monday through Fridays at the following locations from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
·         Evanston Ranger District Office, 1565 Highway 150 South, Suite A, Evanston, Wyoming
·         Mountain View Ranger District, 321 Highway 414, Mountain View, Wyoming
·         Bear River Ranger Station, located 32 miles south of Evanston, Wyoming on the Mirror Lake Highway. Note: The station is currently open Thursday through Monday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Starting Monday, June 28th the station will be open 7 days a week. Sunday through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
            Firewood permits for the Heber/Kamas Ranger District will be available on Monday, June 21, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at two locations:
·         Heber Ranger District Office, 2460 South Highway 40, Heber, Utah
·         Kamas Office, 50 East Center Street, Kamas, Utah.
            Firewood permits are $7.50 a cord, with a four cord minimum. A map of authorized cutting areas will be issued with the permit. A cord is the amount of tightly piled wood in a stack 4 feet high by 4 feet wide by 8 feet long. 
The funds generated by firewood permit sales go directly into road maintenance and slash disposal funds. Slash are the pieces left after cutting firewood. US Forest Service fire crews either chip or burn slash in the spring or fall to prevent it from becoming a summertime fire hazard.
            The permit allows firewood cutters to remove downed timber or to cut standing dead trees under most conditions. Firewood cutters are urged to use caution when driving and cutting in the forest, as both are potentially dangerous activities. For more information, contact the Evanston Ranger District at (307) 789-3194, Mt. View Ranger District at (307) 782-6555, Bear River Ranger Station (435) 642-6662, Heber/Kamas Ranger District at (435)783-4338 or (435)-654-0470.