Fuelwood Permits available from Carson National Forest

Release Date: Oct 19, 2021

Taos, NM – October 19, 2021 – Fall is in full swing and the Carson National Forest would like to remind residents to get their fuelwood permits.

To purchase a permit, customers may call any ranger district office. The fuelwood permit, tags, and current fuelwood guide will be mailed within 10 business days. Permits expire on Dec. 31, 2021.

The $20 fuelwood permits are good for up to 10 cords of dead-and-down wood and are valid on the entire forest – except in designated wilderness and restricted permit areas. For appropriate gathering locations, please refer to the fuelwood guide. To purchase a fuelwood permit, please call any of the following Carson National Forest offices Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • Questa Ranger District: (575) 586-0520
  • Camino Real Ranger District: (575) 587-2255
  • El Rito Ranger District: (575) 581-4554
  • Tres Piedras Ranger District: (575) 758-8678
  • Canjilon Ranger District: (575) 684-2489
  • Jicarilla Ranger District: (505) 632-2956
  • Supervisor’s Office (Taos): (575) 758-6200

To expedite the process, customers should be prepared to provide their full name, ID number, mailing address, vehicle information and valid credit card number. The Carson National Forest asks that customers DO NOT leave credit card information on voicemail recordings.

Any of the Carson National Forest district offices, as well as the Supervisor’s Office, will be able to issue permits. It does not need to be the customer’s local office. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a voicemail and provide your name and call back number, please allow up to 24 hours for a callback. If you do not receive your permit within 10 business days after speaking with a representative, please call back.

“If you haven’t already gotten your fuelwood, now is a great time to get your permit and head out before snowfall,” said James Duran, Forest Supervisor on the Carson National Forest. “We would like to remind everyone to put safety first when out on the National Forest. It’s a busy time of year with fall recreation and hunting seasons in full swing – please plan accordingly.”

As a reminder, to reduce the risk of wildfire, please ensure that you are gathering fuelwood responsibly, including the use of spark arrestors for chainsaws and checking current fire restrictions. To learn more about safety and visiting your national forest please visit Know Before You Go | US Forest Service (usda.gov). 

More information about the Carson National Forest is available on the forest’s website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/Carson and through social media on Facebook and Twitter pages.