WILLOWS, Calif; March 24, 2017 – Personal use firewood permits will be available for purchase from the Mendocino National Forest starting Monday, April 3, 2017.
Permits are $5 per cord of wood, with a minimum purchase of four cords for $20. The permits are good through December 31, 2017. All firewood removed must be dead and down. It is illegal to remove firewood from the National Forest without a valid permit.
Permits are available in person or by mail from one of the Forest offices listed below. A third party authorization form to allow another person to cut wood for the permit holder is available for individuals unable to cut the wood themselves. The form needs to be requested at the time of purchase. All firewood permit sales are final, with no refunds. Permittees will receive tags and a map of the Forest.
Permit holders should be aware that federal and state quarantines to prevent the spread of sudden oak death (SOD) are in effect for Lake and Mendocino Counties. Any firewood cut in these counties can only be transported into other SOD quarantine counties, including Alameda, Contra Costa, Humboldt, Marin, San Francisco, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano and Sonoma.
Firewood permits can be purchased from the following offices:
Mendocino National Forest Supervisor’s Office/Grindstone Ranger District Office
825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Stonyford Work Center
5171 Stonyford-Elk Creek Road, Stonyford, CA, 95979
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1- 4:30 p.m.
Covelo Ranger Station
78150 Covelo Road, Covelo, CA 95428
Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m. 1-4:30 p.m.
Upper Lake Ranger Station
10025 Elk Mountain Road, Upper Lake, CA 95485
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-4:30 p.m.
Gathering firewood is important to many individuals and families surrounding the Mendocino National Forest. Following are some tips to remember:
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