Forest Service roads opening June 15 for access to personal use firewood

KAMIAH, Idaho (June 5, 2020) – The Salmon River Ranger District and Red River Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will open several roads for access to personal use firewood starting June 15.

The following Forest Service roads (FSR) will open June 15 and close August 17 for personal use firewood harvesting:

  • All spurs off FSR 648 (Peasley Creek Rd.) up to Warden’s Camp
  • FSR 1866 and FSR 1877 (Silver Leggett)
  • FSR 9302 (Twin Cabins area)
  • FSR 9505 (Sinker Mountain)
  • FSR 9559 (Trapper Creek)
  • FSR 9817 (Williams Ridge)

Maps of these roads are available to the public by contacting the Salmon River Ranger District (208-451-4366), the Red River Ranger District (208-842-2245), or the Forest Service office in Grangeville (208-983-6800)*. Maps will be provided either by postal mail or email while offices are offering virtual services.

The Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will continue to offer free personal use firewood for the remainder of 2020, but anyone collecting firewood needs to first contact their local Forest Service office to receive a free, hard–copy permit. The permit will be valid between June 1 and December 30 and will be issued by mail. This permit allows the agency to track firewood harvesting and communicate important information to the public while maintaining social distancing.

For more information about permit requirements or if you have other questions about the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests personal use firewood program, please contact your local ranger station. Remember, you can help continue the success of this program by removing firewood debris from road surfaces and ditches and by respecting other forest users and natural resources. The Forest Service appreciates everyone’s responsible use of National Forest System lands.


*Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests phone numbers may differ from the usual as the agency maximizes telework for the safety of staff and visitors. If no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned shortly by staff monitoring our office phones remotely.


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