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Firewood, mushroom permits available now



Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits and Personal Use Mushroom Permits are now available from Forest Service offices on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. Permits are valid from April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018.

Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits allow permit holders to harvest dead trees and down logs on National Forests in U.S. Forest Service Region 1, as well as on Bureau of Land Management public lands. Firewood permits cost $5 a cord, with a four cord minimum ($20). A permit can be purchased for a maximum of 12 cords ($60).

When you harvest and transport firewood, remember to keep your permit with you at all times. Permits aren’t necessary for small amounts of campfire kindling. Firewood taken from National Forests is for personal use only and cannot be sold.

More information about Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits, including the “Gathering Firewood” brochure and a list of local business vendors, can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperceclearwater/passes-permits/forestproducts.

Personal Use Mushroom Permits are free of charge and authorize individuals to harvest up to five gallons of mushrooms a day and up to 20 gallons of mushrooms throughout the season.

More information about Personal Use Mushroom Permits can be found in the “Personal Use Mushroom Guide” brochure, available at Forest Service offices and online: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperceclearwater/passes-permits.

This year, beginning April 12, Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits and Personal Use Mushroom Permits will be available at the Pierce Work Center, located at 234 Canal Street, Pierce. Permits can be purchased on Wednesdays from 9:00am-3:00pm until approximately mid-July.

According to Chris Damman, North Fork Ranger District Administrative Support Clerk, the decision to sell permits at Pierce Work Center was sparked by the District’s commitment to public service.

“Many of our customers are Pierce and Weippe residents who drive to Orofino just to pick up firewood or mushroom permits,” Damman said. “We appreciate their business, and District officials decided it was time to offer some services a little closer to home.”

For more information about permit sales at Pierce Work Center, please contact Chris Damman (208-476-8360) or Le Ann Wilson, Information Assistant (208-476-8267). For general information about firewood or mushroom permits, please contact your local Ranger Station. A list of forest offices and phone numbers can be found on our website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/nezperceclearwater/about-forest/offices.



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