Fuelwood collection season extended - with addition of Lakes Basin area


NEWS RELEASE (including map)

Inyo National Forest is extending personal fuelwood collection season from October 31 until November 30, 2023, or until winter weather no longer allows for collection without resource damage.

Additionally, on the Mammoth Ranger District, there will be a special wood collecting area opened beginning October 2 for the 2023 fall season only in the Lakes Basin as a result of hazard tree felling operations near roads this year.

“This area is not depicted in this year’s personal use firewood map,” said District Ranger Fred Wong. “Because this is a highly used recreation area, we have special rules for this area that are different from the rules listed in the personal use firewood map.”

  • Park off-pavement, however keep in mind that vehicle access and parking is only allowed one vehicle-length width from identified roads on the maps. Expect to transport rounds long distances by hand.
  • Do not drive onto multiuser pathways or trails.
  • Leave older logs that have been placed parallel and adjacent to roads. These are intended to prevent offroad travel.
  • The Lakes Basin collection area may close for periods due to dangerous winter driving conditions.

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