Flagstaff AZ (May 9, 2019) – The Flagstaff Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest has begun selling commercial firewood permits for six areas of live “shaggy bark” juniper trees near Yeager Canyon that will provide approximately 10 cords of wood in each area.
Permits cost $50 and can only be purchased at the Flagstaff Ranger Station, across from the Flagstaff Mall at 5057 N. Hwy 89, Flagstaff; (928) 526-0866, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Each cutting area is about 4 to 7 acres, ensuring a minimum of 10 cords of wood available in each area. Specific cutting requirements are stated in the permit, which will be inspected upon completion or at the end of the firewood season. Each area must be completed and inspected before another permit may be purchased.
Detailed information, conditions, and a map will be provided with each permit. More information can also be found online at https://go.usa.gov/xmnJB. For questions, please contact Jacob Dahlin at (928) 214-2424.
Firewood cutters should be aware chainsaws can throw sparks and ignite grasses and brush, so please take care when cutting firewood. Always carry a shovel and a fire extinguisher or water in case of a fire start.
Additionally, all chainsaws must be equipped with a stainless steel spark arrestor screen. Cutters need to ensure they are aware of the current fire restrictions by checking local Forest Service information.
Though the vast majority of forest roads are currently open, motorists should stay off forest roads that could be damaged by rutting if wet.
Unless specified elsewhere in the permit or on its accompanying map, or identified as prohibited, motorized off-road travel is authorized to access and load firewood. Please exercise caution when driving off-road and avoid resource damage.
The Coconino National Forest now has GPS-enabled firewood maps for smartphones, tablets and Garmin GPS devices, which may be used as a supplement to the firewood guide issued with each permit.