brown fire wood lot
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JACKSON, Wyo. — The Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) announced today that firewood permits will be available for personal use beginning May 17, 2021.

The price is seven dollars per cord with a five-cord minimum and a maximum of ten cords per year. Permits are valid for the 2021 calendar year only and load tickets must be visible at the time of harvesting and transport. Permits are offered at all six District office locations by calling in advance to arrange payment and picking them up or having them mailed to you. Additionally, Broulim’s in Afton and the Alpine Visitor’s Center will have permits available for purchase.

National Forests across the nation have been providing a substantial amount of firewood for the public since the 1970s, which has continued to grow as more households in America are adopting a more environmentally friendly route to reduce energy and fossil fuel consumption. Selling firewood permits also aids in fire prevention by removing burnable material from the Forest floor.

When gathering firewood, permits allow for the harvest of down or standing dead wood only and it is important to use firewood from local sources to prevent the spread of invasive species. A standard cord is 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 feet high, measuring 128 cubic feet when the wood is stacked in a row.

BTNF says to make sure to cut firewood only where the permit allows, as other neighboring Forests may have different firewood cutting regulations and prices. Maps of legal routes to access wood cutting locations will be available where permits are sold. Forest visitors are also advised to check in with their local District Office regarding road conditions.

Firewood gathered under a personal use permit may not be resold for profit. For more information about Forest regulations or the products available for sale visit our website or call the BTNF office at 307-739-5500.

Buckrail @ Jacob

Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.