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Forest Service announces firewood cutting area


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CARSON CITY — The Carson Ranger District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, will open an additional live-tree cutting area, Atoma, across from Mt. Rose Ski Resort, off the Mt. Rose Highway, on September 7, 2011.  Only designated trees may be cut in this area.

The Peavine and Scotts Lake green-tree cutting areas and the dead-tree cutting area are currently open on the Carson District.  Cutting is allowed in any or all of these areas with a valid Carson Ranger District firewood removal permit.

Firewood permits are valid through November 16, 2011, cost $15 per cord, and have a 2- cord minimum.  There is a six-cord maximum per household per year.  A fire extinguisher and a shovel are required when using a chainsaw for cutting firewood.

Permits may be purchased at the following locations:

Carson Ranger District office                    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., Mon–Fri                    8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Mon-Fri

Phone: 775-882-2677                                 Phone: 775-331-6444


Galena Creek Visitor Center                      Alpine County Chamber of Commerce

16750 Mt. Rose HWY                                  #3 Webster Street

Reno, NV  89511                                         Markleeville, CA  96120

9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m., Tue–Sun                  9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. every day

(Hours will change in Oct)                         Phone: 530-694-2475

Phone: 775-849-4948

If you currently have a valid 2011 firewood removal permit from the Carson Ranger District, you will need to obtain a map to cut in the Atoma green-tree cutting area.

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