USFS says Firewood Permits now Required

Collecting Firewood requires a Permit in the Inyo National Forest

[Press Release 6/25/2020 – Inyo National Forest]

As the impacts from COVID-19 continue to be felt across the country, the US Forest Service is committed to providing services on public lands and doing what’s possible for those in need. As such, the Inyo National Forest will provide free personal use firewood permits through
September 30, 2020.

Effective July 7, 2020, woodcutters will be required to hold a free use permit and follow the
associated regulations within that permit, along with an Inyo National Forest Personal Use
Fuelwood Map. Permits will be available for issuance beginning June 29. A total of up to 6 cords of firewood for personal use is permitted per calendar year. A cord is the amount of tightly piled wood in a stack four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long.

Firewood for personal use.

As a reminder, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to check and be aware of the firewood cutting restrictions in effect. Firewood cutting restriction information can be obtained by phoning 760-873-2555 at any time.

Methods for requesting an Inyo NF Personal Use Fuelwood Permit:

Send an email: SM.FS.InyoFW_Permit@usda.gov

Mail-in requests: Inyo National Forest Attn: fuelwood permit, 351 Pacu Lane Suite 200, Bishop, CA 93514

Each request shall include your name, physical address, mailing address, phone number, driver’s license number and number of cords requested. Permits will be returned to requestors by hard-copy mail.

Please expect that it will take 7-10 days to receive your permit.

Supplies of firewood can be found at Reversed Peak, Bald Mountain road and Clark Fire Forest Management Areas located on the fuelwood map. Other areas which may be opened temporarily this season include hazard tree removals in various locations to be announced.

The Inyo National Forest will continue to institute shut down days (for chainsaw use) based upon the daily Project Activity Level.

Permit holders can call (760) 873-2555 Option 2 for information on activity levels.

 

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5 Responses to USFS says Firewood Permits now Required

  1. val June 29, 2020 at 11:14 am #

    the email link does not seem to be working

     
    • Charles James June 29, 2020 at 2:16 pm #

      Val, thanks for bringing to our attention. When we transferred the press release to the website, it dropped an underscore in the address. We have fixed the link and here it is as well: SM.FS.InyoFW_Permit@usda.gov

       
      • Val Fregoso June 29, 2020 at 6:05 pm #

        For some reason it’s still not working

         
        • Charles James June 29, 2020 at 8:11 pm #

          Val, sorry to hear that. I clicked on the link I embedded in my response to you earlier, as well as the online link on our website post, and they both worked fine. As to why it is not working for you, I have no idea. Once again, the email address we were provided by the Inyo County Forest Service was SM.FS.InyoFW_Permit@usda.go. The only other thing we could recommend would be to call them: Please check with your local Inyo NF office to see if there are any updates to specific local restrictions or requirements at: Inyo NF Supervisor’s Office (760.873-2400), Mono Lake District (760.647.3044), Mammoth District (760.924.5500), White Mountain District (760.873.2500), or Mt. Whitney District (760.876.6222). We hope you are successful.

           
          • Val Fregoso June 29, 2020 at 8:14 pm #

            Thanks again

             

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