Forest Service News Release
Inyo National Forest moves to new transaction system
primary impact is to fuelwood permits
BISHOP, CA August 18, 2021 —The US Forest Service is switching to a new program for cash and credit card transactions.
The Inyo National Forest is scheduled to begin this transition August 24th and expecting have the new system operational on September 3rd. The last day to conduct transactions at the White Mountain Public Lands Information Center is August 22nd based on their hours of operations.
The forest is advising that purchasing or billing transactions should be planned around this window since business transactions with the Inyo National Forest will not be available during this transition.
Visitors and residents should plan accordingly. For most visitors, this would be fuelwood permit purchases, although recreation passes, special uses and recreation residence billing may also be affected.
This does not impact bookstore operations, which are managed by the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA).
As a reminder, fuelwood permits can also be obtained by email and through the mail and are also affected by the transition to the new system.
Send an email: [email protected]
Mail-in requests: Inyo National Forest Attn: fuelwood permit, 351 Pacu Lane Suite 200 Bishop, CA 93514
Each request should include your name, physical address, mailing address, phone number, driver’s license number and number of cords requested. Permits will be returned to requesters by hardcopy mail.
As a reminder, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to check and be aware of the firewood cutting restrictions in effect. Firewood cutting restriction information can be obtained by phoning 760-873-2555 at any time.