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Lassen National Forest Opening Zone V for Fuelwood Cutting June 14th

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

The Lassen National Forest announced they will be opening of Zone V on the Eagle Lake Ranger District June 14th.

The price of personal wood permits remains $10 per cord, with a minimum purchase of two cords per permit. Multiple permits are available for up to a 10-cord limit. Personal use tags purchased on the Lassen National Forest are also valid on the Plumas National Forest and vice versa.

Fuelwood cutting permits may be purchased at the Eagle Lake Ranger District Office, located at 477-050 Eagle Lake Road near the intersection of Highway 36 and County Road A-1, three miles west of Susanville.

Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Woodcutters should call the 24-hour number, (530) 257-4188, to find out if any current restrictions apply.

The Forest reminds drivers that road conditions remain saturated and soft in many areas creating conditions where vehicles can easily become stuck. Drivers who venture onto the National Forest are asked to exercise sound judgment and be cautious when navigating on forest roads. Neglecting to do so in certain instances could put drivers at risk for being liable and cited by law enforcement for user-created resource damage.

“Warmer weather is helping to dry out roads but road conditions are still soft” said Eagle Lake Small Sales Officer Rickie Crowther.

“Many areas that may have been accessible in the recent past will not be due to saturated soils. Woodcutters and visitors should also be cautious of road damage from this winter’s abundant moisture. We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable visit to the Lassen National Forest.”

Fuelwood cutters are reminded to stay on roads and trails, as traveling cross-country with motor vehicles to scout for wood is prohibited. Woodcutters are allowed to leave a Forest road to gather firewood with a valid wood permit, only if this activity does not harm natural resources.

Woodcutting is not allowed in timber sale areas or other commercial operations marked with “No Woodcutting” signs. Trees marked with paint outside of posted areas may not be cut or removed, including those on the ground, except for downed lodgepole pine.

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