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Forest Service announces firewood cutting areas for dead trees

By ThisIsReno
USFS NEWS RELEASE
CARSON CITY — The Carson Ranger District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, will start selling personal use firewood cutting permits for dead trees on June 15, 2011.  Dead-tree firewood cutting areas include the Dog Valley area near Verdi, Nevada; the Leviathan area between Monitor Pass and Highway 395, California; and, the Hope Valley area, south of Woodfords, California.

Specified live-tree cutting areas will open on July 15, 2011, and will include the Peavine, Atoma, and Scotts Lake cutting areas.  The dead-tree woodcutting permit will be valid in the live-tree cutting areas on July 15, 2011, but will require a permittee to obtain live- tree cutting area maps.

Firewood permits are valid through November 16, 2011, and cost $15 per cord with a 2- cord minimum.  There is a six-cord maximum per household annually.  A fire extinguisher and a shovel are required when using a chainsaw for cutting firewood.  Learn more about this release by contacting Shelly Schaff at 775-884-8121.

Permits may be purchased at the following locations:

Carson Ranger District Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest
1536 S. Carson Street                        1200 Franklin Way
Carson City, NV   89701                        Sparks, NV   89431
8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday        8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
Phone: 775-882-2677                        Phone: 775-331-6444

Galena Creek Visitor Center Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
16750 Mt. Rose Highway                        #3 Webster Street
Reno, NV   89511                                Markleeville, CA   96120
9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Tuesday-Sunday        9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., every day
(Hours will change in October)                Phone: 530-694-2475
Phone: 775-849-4948