Price Reduced for GMUG Personal Fuelwood Permits

Release Date: Jan 31, 2018   Delta, Colorado

Contact(s): Dylan Peters 970-874-6625


The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison (GMUG) National Forests have decreased the price of personal fuelwood permits from $10 to $5 per cord. Permits will still require a minimum $20 (four cords) purchase, and are subject to 20 cord yearly maximum ($100) per household. The GMUG has also added two new Fuelwood Permit vendors in the North Fork Valley:

  • Paonia Flower Shop - Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM; Saturday 9AM-1PM; Paonia, CO
    (970) 527-4664; Accepts only cash and checks.
  • Desperado General Store - Monday-Friday 7AM-7PM; Saturday 7AM-6PM; Crawford, CO   
    (970) 921-5655

Prior to removing fuelwood from National Forest System lands, visitors are required to purchase a personal fuelwood permit from your local ranger district or authorized vendors. Permits must be purchased in-person by the individual who will be cutting the fuelwood. With these permits, permittees are allowed to cut and remove standing dead and downed trees on the National Forests for personal usage as fuelwood. The cutting of live trees for fuelwood is prohibited.

All forest service travel restrictions apply. Ranger Districts can provide you with a Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) with information on designated routes open for motorized vehicles. If a district has areas closed for timber sales, additional maps will be provided. For more information regarding fuelwood permits, please see: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gmug/passes-permits/forestproducts/.

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