Fuelwood Permits Now Available at All SFNF Offices

Release Date: Aug 9, 2022

SANTA FE, NM – Aug. 11, 2022 – The Pecos and Las Vegas offices on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) started selling fuelwood permits yesterday, Aug. 10, 2022, including permits for green wood on Rowe Mesa.  Personal wood gathering will be permitted on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District in areas that are not included in the current Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon closure area.

Customers can purchase their permits in person by cash, check or credit card at the following locations:

  • Coyote Ranger Station – 20 Private Drive 1707, Coyote, NM – 575-638-5526
  • Cuba Ranger Station – 04b, County Road 11, Cuba, NM – 575-289-3264
  • Española Ranger Station – 18537 US 84/285, Suite B, Española, NM – 505-753-7331
  • Las Vegas Ranger Station – 1926 N. 7th Street, Las Vegas NM – 505-425-3534
  • Pecos Ranger Station – 32 S. Main Street Pecos, NM – 505-757-6121
  • Forest Supervisor’s Office/Headquarters – 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM – 505-438-5300

The Jemez Ranger Station is selling permits over the phone – 575-829-3535 – by credit card from its temporary office until the new office at 051 Woodsy Lane, Jemez Springs, NM, is fully up and running.  The Walatowa Visitor Center will begin selling SFNF fuelwood permits this weekend.

The non-refundable $20 dead and down permits are for personal use only and are good for up to 10 cords. The 2022 permits, which expire on Dec. 31, 2022, are valid on the entire forest, except in designated wilderness areas. Fuelwood maps are posted on the SFNF website. Permit purchasers will receive load tags, a fuelwood cutting map and guidelines for harvesting the wood.

Permit holders should be prepared for unpredictable weather and are advised to check with the local Ranger District office or the New Mexico Department of Transportation website for current road and weather conditions. As a reminder, only travel on roads designated open on the Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) unless the permit specifies otherwise or is within a closure area. MVUMs are available for download and paper maps are free at all Forest Service Offices.

Fuelwood load tags must be physically attached to each quarter of cord or less of firewood, punched or marked correctly, and visible from the rear of the vehicle before transport. Firewood permit holders should also make sure they have the appropriate equipment to harvest the wood and safely transport it home. Forest Service staff may be in the cutting areas to check permits and answer questions.

Stay up to date on the fuelwood program by checking the SFNF website and following the forest on Facebook and Twitter.

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