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MORE FUEL PER PERMIT 2-28-14

Woodcutters on the Salmon-Challis National Forest may now take up to 12 cords of personal use fuelwood (firewood) under their permits. Permits are valid from January 1 until December 31 of the year purchased. The permits cost $5.00 per cord and there is a $20 or four cord minimum purchase. A cord is the amount of tightly piled wood in a stack four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long.

Personal Use Fuelwood Permits are available at local Salmon-Challis National Forest Offices as well as the following area businesses: Salmon Oil located at 500 S. Challis Street in Salmon; Cycles, Sleds, and Saws located at 5 Demick Lane in Salmon; Service Grocery located at 519 Union Ave in Salmon, Salmon River Quick Stop located at 1200 Main Street in Salmon and Stage Stop Junction located at 100 Railroad Street in Leadore.

No firewood cutting is allowed with 200 feet of administrative sites, campgrounds, active timber sales, research natural areas, or other areas signed on the ground as closed to firewood cutting. In addition, no cutting is allowed within 300 feet of streams, lakes, ponds, or wet/boggy areas. Do not fall or drag trees across streams. Before you cut a tree, be sure it is dead. Check to see there are no green needles remaining prior to falling. Standing dead trees (snags) play a role in supporting wildlife populations in the forest. They are a source of food, nests, perches, and protective cover for many birds and mammals. Please avoid trees with paint marks or signs, broken tops, trunk holes, or visible nests.

Additional information on Personal Use Firewood permits can be found on the Salmon-Challis National Forest Website by using the following link: Salmon-Challis Personal Use Firewood Information






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