BLM Offers a Low-cost Firewood-cutting Program Near Ferndale
Press release from BLM:
FERNDALE, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is continuing a low-cost firewood-cutting program at the Lost Coast Headlands near Ferndale, where North Coast families can stop by the public lands to obtain an economical source of home heating for next winter.
“There are still 41 cords of firewood available at the site of the old Centerville Naval Facility,” said BLM Arcata Field Manager Molly Brown. “The wood is cut into three-foot lengths and is easy to access.”
Permits are available for purchase at the Arcata Field Office, 1695 Heindon Road, in Arcata. The cost is $10 per cord, with a two-cord minimum and a 10-cord maximum. The BLM will provide purchasers with maps of the cutting area and information on wood cutting regulations. Those planning to cut wood must buy the permit and be present during wood cutting.
BLM crews cut the pine and cypress trees and then moved the wood close to a paved area to make removal more convenient.
In addition to getting an economical source of winter heat for their homes, firewood cutters are helping the BLM complete a recreation site at the former Centerville Naval Facility. “Once the firewood is removed, we can begin working on improvements that include a restroom, picnic tables, a parking area and trail,” Brown said.
Perched along the coastal bluffs near the mouth of the Eel River, the 463-acre Lost Coast Headlands offers trails for beach access and stunning coastal views. There are great opportunities for hiking, picnicking, bird watching, wildflower viewing and beachcombing.
For more information, telephone the BLM Arcata Field Office at (707) 825-2300.