MENDOCINO Co. 7/20/20 — Permits for firewood gathering in the Mendocino National Forest are available starting today, July 1. Permits can be obtained by calling any of the local USFS offices or by mailing in this form. Individuals can collect up to four cords of wood with a permit.
You can read more by following this link, or call 530-934-1240.
Here is the full press release from the Mendocino National Forest with more details about how to obtain permits:
Firewood permits available on Mendocino National Forest
WILLOWS, Calif. — June 25, 2020 — As the impacts from COVID-19 continue to be felt across the country, the US Forest Service is committed to providing services on our public lands and doing what we can to help those in need. As such, the Mendocino National Forest will issue free personal-use firewood permits through September 30, 2020.
Effective July 1, 2020, woodcutters will be required to hold a free personal-use firewood permit and follow all regulations within that permit. To receive a permit, call any of the Mendocino National Forest ranger district offices, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Supervisor’s Office Grindstone Ranger District, 530-934-3316
- Upper Lake Ranger District, 707-275-2361
- Stonyford Work Center, 530-963-3128
- Covelo Ranger District, 707-983-6118
Firewood cutters may also complete a personal-use firewood request form online and send it through the mail. The form includes the mailing address of our offices. Here is the online form: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5414651.pdf
These permits are only valid on Mendocino National Forest lands open to firewood cutting. Each permit allows the holder to cut up to four cords of wood. At this time, all permits will be mailed to requestors, so allow extra time for delivery. The permit package will include the permit, a firewood map and firewood tags.
It is the responsibility of the permit holder to be aware of the daily firewood-cutting restrictions in effect. Information can be obtained by calling this 24-hour line, 530-934-1240.
Additional information may be found at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mendocino/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=FSBDEV3_004471