Spring Mountains National Recreation Area to Sell Permits for 400 Cords of Firewood

Contact(s): Erica Hupp 775-355-5311

Las Vegas – The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest’s Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA) will be selling a limited number of firewood permits on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be approximately 400 cords of wood available for sale.

Interested firewood buyers must purchase a permit in-person during the designated times at the SMNRA office located at 4701 N. Torrey Pines Blvd, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89130. Permit sales will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Wednesday, Nov. 6 to Friday, Nov. 8, or until available permits are gone.

On the SMNRA, a cord of wood can be purchased for $30 with a limit of two cords per household. A cord is the amount of wood in a stack four feet wide by four feet high by eight feet in length. Forest officials stress that it is extremely important for firewood cutters to pay special attention to the permit terms and conditions. A fire extinguisher and a shovel are required when using a chainsaw for cutting firewood.

Firewood Permits are non-transferable and non-refundable. A permit can be purchased only with a personal check or cash. Credit cards are not accepted. Individuals purchasing a permit will be required to provide a valid driver’s license with physical address listed.

After purchasing a permit, permittees will be able to cut and remove their wood from four locations on the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area in the Kyle Canyon and Lee Canyon areas.  Cutting will only be permitted from Thursday, Nov. 7 to Sunday, Nov.17 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the designated locations. Additional information will be provided at the time the permit is purchased.

Permittees are encouraged to bring with them a chainsaw, gloves, chaps, and eye and ear protection. Logs are of varied length and diameter. Many of the logs are of large diameter and will require chainsaws of considerable size to cut into smaller lengths. Permittees should come prepared to cut, load, and haul their wood. Forest Service staff will not be available to assist with wood cutting. Maximum log length for removal is six feet.

Future firewood sales will continue to be announced by news release and on the Humboldt Toiyabe National Forests website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/htnf/ and social media outlets at https://twitter.com/HumboldtToiyabe and https://www.facebook.com/HumboldtToiyabeNF/.