Firewood Available in Six Rivers National Forest
This is a press release from the U.S. Forest Service:
EUREKA, Calif. – It’s hard to imagine with all the hot, dry weather we’ve been having that fall and hunting season are just around the corner. That means that the rainy season is not too far off, so now is the perfect time to stock up on firewood from the Six Rivers National Forest!
Before jumping in your truck and heading out with your chainsaw, there are a few things to keep in mind when cutting firewood on the national forest:
· Obtain a personal-use firewood-cutting permit from any Six Rivers National Forest Office. A permit is $10 per cord with a minimum charge of $20. A maximum of 10 cords may be purchased per person per year. The permit is for personal use only, not for resale.
· The permit is only valid on the Six Rivers National Forest, not on any other national forest, and not on private land.
· The permit will also include a firewood map and tags. The permit, map and tag must be in the permittee’s possession while cutting, gathering and transporting the firewood.
· Refer to the firewood map(s) for any restrictions on cutting firewood, such as active timber sales, posted “no wood cutting” areas, wilderness areas, administrative sites, within 150 feet of campgrounds, and within 300 feet of rivers, year-round streams, and lakes.
· Chainsaws must be equipped with an approved spark-arrestor system. Permittees are also required to have a UL-approved fire extinguisher and a shovel with an overall length of at least 38 inches within 25 feet of chainsaw operations.
In addition to the areas displayed on the firewood maps, firewood is also available from log decks in the following locations:
· Mad River Ranger District
o Watts Lake Campground, on Forest Road 2S08, and
o Ruth Guard Station, on Mad River Road, four miles past Ruth Lake.
· Orleans Ranger District
o Rock Creek Butte rock pit, on the G-O Road (Forest Road 15).
· Ukonom Ranger District
o Cub Creek, off the Ti Bar Road (Forest Roads 14N01 and 15N17).
These decked logs were primarily generated from hazard tree removal operations along forest roads and in campgrounds.
To obtain a personal-use firewood permit, visit any Six Rivers National Forest office:
• Forest Supervisor’s Office
• 1330 Bayshore Way, Eureka, CA
• (707) 442-1721
• Gasquet Ranger District/Smith River National Recreation Area
• 10600 Highway 199, Gasquet, CA
• (707) 457-3131
• Orleans Ranger District
• 1 Ishi Pishi Road, Orleans, CA
• (530) 627-3291
• Lower Trinity Ranger District
• 580 State Highway 96, Willow Creek, CA
• (530) 629-2118
• Mad River Ranger District
• 741 State Highway 36, Mad River, CA
• (707) 574-6233.
Additional information about the firewood-cutting program on the Six Rivers National Forest may be found at www.fs.usda.gov/main/srnf/passes-permits.