Personal Firewood Permits

Firewood PileFirewood permits are required to cut, gather, and transport firewood on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The permit availabity, cost, types of wood, cutting areas, and season can vary depending on the Ranger District.

It is also extremely important for firewood cutters to pay special attention to the terms and conditions of their permit. A permit is good for gathering firewood from the time of purchase through the termination date stated on the permit.

Even though permits are available, some cutting areas could still be inaccessible due to snow or wet conditions. Woodcutters should contact the District where they plan to cut to check road conditions before heading out to cut wood.

Proper and responsible use of vehicles on Forest roads is important to ensure roads remain in good shape for all visitors. Causing damage to roads and other Forest resources can be a violation of federal regulations, which could carry a fine up to $5,000 and/or six months in jail.

Even though it is suggested that vehicles should park completely off the main roadway and no more than one car length from roads, woodcutters need to avoid driving off the road onto wet, unstable ground. This will help prevent them from getting stuck or leaving behind large, deep ruts.

Late spring and early fall are the best times to cut firewood. In mid-summer, as the woods dry out and temperatures heat up, restrictions may be imposed due to high fire danger. Restrictions could include limiting chainsaw use to hours before 1 p.m. or enacting temporary area closures.

Forest officials would also like to remind woodcutters that they cannot cut trees in administrative sites, such as campgrounds, as doing so would create unnecessary risk of injury to people and property. A fire extinguisher and shovel are required when using a chainsaw for cutting firewood. For an up-to-date listing of fire restrictions visit, https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/htnf/alerts-notices.

 

Ranger District Firewood Programs

 

Austin-Tonopah Ranger District

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DEAD & DOWN FIREWOOD PERMITS

Cost

 $10.00 per cord

Minimum Purchase

 2 cords (each purchase)

Maximum Purchase

 10 cords per calendar year

Purchase Locations

 Austin Office
 100 Midas Canyon Road
 Austin, NV 89310
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 775-964-2671

 Tonopah Office
 1400 S. Erie Main St.
 Tonopah, NV 89049
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 775-482-6286

Availability

 Year round

Expiration

 December 31

Maps

 Available at District Offices

Additional Info

 

Permit Purchase Options

 

 

 

Bridgeport Ranger District

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DEAD & DOWN FIREWOOD PERMITS

Cost

 $10.00 per cord

Minimum Purchase

 2 cords (each purchase)

Maximum Purchase

 10 cords per calendar year

Purchase Location

 HC62, Box 1000
 Bridgeport, CA 93517
 Winter: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 Summer: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Sun.
 760-932-7070

Availability

 January 4

Expiration

 December 31

Maps

Additional Info

 Click here to see if cutting areas   are affected by a fire closures

Purchase Options

 

 

 

Carson Ranger District

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*In 2021, the Carson Ranger District will be making changes to the Fuelwood Program. Firewood permit prices will increase to $15 per cord with a 10 cord maximum per household. This price increase will ensure the District can continue to manage the program, provide more firewood cutting areas, and have enough staff to meet the demands of the public.

DEAD & DOWN FIREWOOD PERMITS

Cost

 $10.00 per cord

Minimum Purchase

 2 cords (each purchase)

Maximum Purchase

 10 cords per calendar year

Purchase Locations

 Carson Ranger District
 1536 S. Carson Street
 Carson City, NV 89701
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 775-882-2766

 Supervisor's Office
 1200 Franklin Way
 Sparks, NV 89431
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 775-331-6444

Availability

 January 4

Expiration

 December 31

Maps

Additional Info

 Click here to see if cutting areas   are affected by a fire closures

Purchase Options

 

 

GREEN TREE FIRWOOD CUTTING PERMITS

Cost

 $10.00 per cord

Minimum purchase

 2 cords (each purchase)

Maximum purchase

 10 cords per calendar year

Purchase Locations

 Carson Ranger District
 1536 S. Carson Street
 Carson City, NV 89701
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 775-882-2766

 Supervisor's Office
 1200 Franklin Way
 Sparks, NV 89431
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 775-331-6444

Availability

 July 1

Expiration

 December 31

Maps

 Maps will be available when area opens.

Additional Info

 Click here to see if cutting areas   are affected by a fire closures

Purchase Options

 

 

 

Ely Ranger District

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DEAD & DOWN FIREWOOD PERMITS

Cost

 $5.00 per cord 

 $10.00 per cord dead mahogany   

 $20.00 minimum for a combination of   dead & down and/or dead mahogany

Minimum Purchase

 4 cords (each purchase) dead wood

 2 cords (each purchase) dead mahogany

Maximum Purchase 

 8 cords per calendar year

Purchase Locations

 825 Avenue E
 Ely, NV 89301
 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 775-289-3031

Availability

 Year round

Expiration

 December 31

Maps

 Available at District Office

Additional Info

 

Purchase Options

 

 

GREEN FIRWOOD CUTTING PERMITS

Cost

 $5.00 per cord

Minimum purchase

 4 cords (each purchase)

Maximum purchase

 8 cords per calendar year

Purchase Locations

 825 Avenue E
 Ely, NV 89301
 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 775-289-3031

Availability

 Year round

Expiration

 December 31

Maps

 Available at District Office

Additional Info

 No cutting in Murray Watershed

Purchase Options

 

 

 

Mountain City-Ruby Mountains-Jarbidge Ranger District

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DEAD & DOWN FIREWOOD PERMITS

Cost

 $10.00 per cord

Minimum Purchase

 2 cords (each purchase)

Maximum Purchase 

 10 cords per calendar year

Purchase Locations

 Elko Office
 660 South 12th St., Suite 108
 Elko, NV 89801
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 775-738-5171

 Wells Office
 140 Pacific Ave.
 Wells, NV 9835
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 775-752-3357

Availability

 Year round

Expiration

 December 31

Maps

Additional Info

 

Purchase Options

 

 

 

Santa Rosa District

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DEAD & DOWN FIREWOOD PERMITS

Cost

 $10.00 per cord

Minimum Purchase

 2 cords (each purchase)

Maximum Purchase 

 5 cords per calendar year

Purchase Locations

 3275 Fountain Way
 Winnemucca, NV 89445
 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
 775-623-5025 ex. 4

Availability

 May to October

Expiration

 December 31

Maps

 

Additional Info

 District wide, except in Wilderness area

Purchase Options

 

 

 

Spring Mountains National Recreation Area

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The Spring Mountains National Recreation Area periodically sells a limited number of firewood permits on a first-come, first-serve basis. 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/.

 





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