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BLM announces firewood cutting area in Lyon County

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blm_logo-300x261-8894731-8170545CARSON CITY — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District-Sierra Front Field Office, announces the designation of the 30-acre Red Canyon Firewood Cutting Area in Lyon County, approximately eight miles north of Wellington.

Green pinyon pine and juniper trees are currently available for cutting.  The trees are small to medium in size and make a good source of energy for heating homes.  The fresh-cut wood will have to cure for a couple of months to be suitable for burning.

Public removal of firewood from the area is in advance of a BLM fuels reduction project scheduled for 2011 whereby combustible vegetation will be removed to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire to residences in nearby Smith Valley.  Some trees in the area are marked for retention on the landscape, and green woodcutting will not be permitted after the 2011 treatment of fire hazard fuels has been completed.

Firewood cutting permits cost $10 per cord and are available from the BLM Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada.  Permits may also be purchased by credit card – telephone (775) 885-6000.  Office hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

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