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Dead-Tree & Live-Tree Firewood Cutting Starts Monday

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From the U.S. Forest Service:

The Carson Ranger District, Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, will open dead-tree firewood cutting areas on June 16, 2014.  Dead-tree cutting areas include Hope Valley, Thornburg Canyon, and Leviathan. 

Live-tree cutting areas will open on July 21, 2014; live-tree cutting areas include Beagle (Dog Valley area), Scotts Lake (south of Woodfords, CA), and Jones Creek (off Mt. Rose Highway). 

In the live-tree cutting areas, only designated trees may be cut and slash must be piled.  Designated trees are described on the live-tree cutting area maps. 

Please season firewood from the live-tree cutting areas for at least six months prior to burning.  This will reduce air pollution and maximize the heat value of the firewood.

Firewood permits are valid through November 15, 2014, the cost is $15 per cord, and there is a 2-cord minimum with a 6-cord maximum per household per year. 

A fire extinguisher and a shovel are required when using a chainsaw for cutting firewood.  Due to extremely dry conditions, “Hoot-Owl” restrictions will be effect until further notice; all chainsaw use must be stopped by 1:00 p.m. 

Permits with maps of cutting areas 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 am–4:30 pm, Mon–Fri                   8:00 am–4:30 pm, Mon-Fri
Phone: 775-882-2766                            Phone: 775-331-6444

Galena Creek Visitor Center                Alpine County Chamber of Commerce
16750 Mt. Rose HWY                            Markleeville, CA. 96120
9:00 am–6:00 pm, Tue–Sun                  8:00 am–4:00 pm, Mon-Fri
(Hours will change in Oct)                     10:00 am-4:00 pm Sat-Sun
Phone: 775-849-4948                            Phone: 530-694-2475

From the U.S. Forest Service
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