Carson City, NV; June 16, 2015 – The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Carson Ranger District will open dead-tree firewood cutting areas on June 22 and live-tree firewood cutting areas on July 25, both for personal use only.
Dead-tree woodcutting areas that open June 22 include Dog Valley, Hope Valley, and the Leviathan/Poor Boy areas as well as trees already on the ground with or without green needles in the Scotts Lake area. Standing live trees in the Scotts Lake area may not be cut until July 25.
Live-tree woodcutting is delayed until July 25 to better ensure that bark beetles will not be transported to new locations. Live-tree cutting areas include Pug (Dog Valley area) and Scotts Lake (west of Woodfords, California). In live-tree cutting areas, only designated trees may be cut, and harvesters must pile slash. The designated-tree definition is included on live-tree cutting area maps obtained when purchasing wood permits.
Live-tree cutting area firewood should not be burned for at least six months to minimize air pollution and improve the wood’s heat value.
Additional cutting areas may be included or removed throughout the woodcutting season.
Firewood permits are valid through November 15, 2015 and cost $15 per cord with a two-cord minimum. A fire extinguisher and shovel are required when using a chainsaw for cutting firewood. Additional cutting restrictions may go into effect as the season progresses, including “Hoot-Owl” (no chainsaw use after 1 p.m.) or temporary area closures.
Permits with maps of cutting areas 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 a.m. -1 p.m. and 2 - 4:30 p.m. Mon–Fri 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri
Phone: 775-882-2766 Phone: 775-331-6444
Galena Creek Visitor Center Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
18250 Mt. Rose Highway #3 Webster Street
Reno, NV 89511 Markleeville, CA 96120
9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tues–Sun 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mon-Sat
(Hours change October 15) Phone: 530-694-2475
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