Fuelwood permits available for purchase on Coronado National Forest

Tucson, AZ, November 7, 2019 - Fuelwood permits are available for purchase on each of the five geographic units (Ranger Districts) on Coronado National Forest.

Fuelwood collecting seasons vary by district, as do permit prices and cutting locations.  Some districts allow collection of standing dead wood, while others allow for only dead-and-down wood. In some locations wood is piled and easy to access. In others, more remote locations provide opportunities for a more adventuresome outing. Details and maps will be provided with the permits.

Individuals interested in obtaining fuelwood permits on the Forest are encouraged to contact the appropriate ranger district office as detailed below for information on the district’s fuelwood program and instructions on how to obtain permits. Applicants are advised to be prepared, check the weather forecast before going out and let someone know where your collection area is your your expected return time.

Douglas Ranger District – (520) 364-3468

Fuelwood permits are available for purchase at a cost of $20.00 per cord, with no limit on the amount of fuelwood for personal use. Commercial fuelwood permits are also available, with a maximum of 10 cords per household. Applicants must provide a driver’s license and the year, make, color and license plate number for the vehicle(s) that will be used for fuelwood collection. The license plate number and color of trailers, if used, must also be provided. Applicants may choose between the Chiricahua, Dragoon or Peloncillo Mountains. Permits allow all species of dead-and-down wood, as well as dead standing trees under eight inches in diameter at chest height. Permits will be valid until April 15, 2020 although some areas will be off-limits after February 29. The application and maps can be found at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/coronado/passespermits/forestproducts/?cid=fseprd667230 . Permits may be purchased at the Douglas Ranger District Office, 1192 W. Saddle View Road, Douglas, Arizona between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

Nogales Ranger District – (520) 281-2296

Fuelwood permits are available for purchase through Friday January 31, 2020. The cost will be $25.00 per cord. Applicants must provide a driver’s license and the year, make, model, color and license plate number for the vehicle(s) that will be used for collecting fuelwood. Collection areas include the west side of the District (Tumacacori and Atascosa Mountains) or the east side of the District (Santa Rita Mountains). Permits for dead-and-down wood and dead and standing wood will be available. Maps will be provided with permits, which can be obtained at the Nogales Ranger District,Office, 303 Old Tucson Road, Nogales, Arizona between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

Safford Ranger District – (928) 428-4150

Fuelwood permits are available for purchase year-round. The cost is $20.00 for four cords of soft wood (pine, spruce, aspen, and fir) or one cord of hardwood (oak, juniper, and mesquite) with no limit on the amount of fuelwood for personal use. Applicants must provide a driver’s license, or state-issued identification card, and the year, make, color and license plate number for the vehicle(s) that will be used for collecting.  Collection areas include the lower elevations for hardwood species, and from Arcadia Campground to Clark Peak for soft wood species. When the road closes for the winter November 15, soft wood may be collected from Arcadia to Shannon Campgrounds. The permits are strictly for dead-and-down wood. No dead standing wood may be collected. Maps will be provided with permits, which can be obtained at the Safford Ranger District Office, 711 S. 14th Ave, Safford, Arizona between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays. Permits cannot be issued over the phone.

Santa Catalina Ranger District – (520) 749-8700

Fuelwood permits are available for purchase through February 25, 2020. The cost is $20.00 per cord, with an eight-cord maximum limit per household. Applicants must provide a driver’s license and the year, make, color and license plate number for the vehicle(s) that will be used for fuelwood collection. Two vehicles and one trailer per permit will be allowed for collecting fuelwood. Collection areas include the Santa Catalina Mountains, Oracle and Happy Valley. Maps will be provided with permits, which can be obtained at the Santa Catalina Ranger District Office in Sabino Canyon, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, Arizona between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

Sierra Vista Ranger District – (520) 378-0311

Fuelwood permits for dead-and-down wood are available for purchase through January 31, 2020. The cost will be $20.00 per cord with a four-cord maximum limit per household. Applicants must provide some form of photo identification and vehicle registration information for the vehicle(s) that will be used for collecting fuelwood. An informational packet with regulations, instructions and maps to cutting areas will be provided with the permits, which may be purchased at the Sierra Vista Ranger District Office, 4070 South Avenida Saracino, Hereford, Arizona between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.





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