Changes in Firewood Price Gives Public Additional Benefit

Release Date: Feb 2, 2018  

Media Contact: Aaron Voos, (307) 745-2323

 

News Release (PDF)

 

(LARAMIE, Wyo.)  February 2, 2018 – In an effort to decrease hazardous fuels and to provide additional benefit to the public, the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests have reduced the price of firewood permits in 2018 from $10 per cord to $5 per cord.  

As a result of the bark beetle epidemic, an abundance of dead wood persists in the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests, and the removal of firewood by the public helps to mitigate the effects of wildland fire.

The price adjustment applies only to the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests while the conditions exist. When conditions improve, revisions to the price of firewood may occur.

Only dead trees are allowed to be collected for firewood purposes. For an evergreen tree to be considered dead, all needles must be red, brown or absent. When cutting, stumps must be as close to the ground as possible or no more than 12 inches off the ground. For further permit regulations, please visit the website listed below.

Permits may be purchased in person at any of the ranger district offices and are available now. A minimum of four cords must be purchased, for a total of $20. Firewood is limited ten cords per household, per year.

A standard cord is considered to be a well-stacked pile 4 feet by 4 feet by 8 feet tall. All collected wood must be tagged and displayed before transportation.

For more information, contact your local Forest Service office, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mbr/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=stelprdb5151691 or follow us on Twitter, @FS_MBRTB. Permits may be purchased at the locations listed below.

 

Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger District Office

Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed 12 – 1 p.m.)

2171 Highway 130

Saratoga, Wyo., (307-326-5258)

 

Douglas Ranger District Office

Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed 12 – 1 p.m.)

2250 E. Richards St.

Douglas, Wyo., (307-358-4690)

 

Hahns Peak-Bears Ears District Office

Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

925 Weiss Drive

Steamboat Springs, Colo., (970-870-2299)

 

Laramie Ranger District Office

Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

2468 Jackson Street

Laramie, Wyo., (307-745-2300)

 

Parks District Office

Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

100 Main Street

Walden, Colo., (970-723-2700)

 

Yampa District Office

Hours: Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

300 Roselawn Ave

Yampa, Colo., (970-638-4516)

 

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