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Press Release on Firewood Permits

You “wood”  if you could…and now you can! Firewood permits go on sale May 1!

BISHOP, CA April 22, 2021— The Inyo National Forest will begin taking requests for personal use fuelwood permits beginning May 1, 2021. Fuelwood permits are still $15 per cord with a two-cord minimum purchase. Maps showing areas open to cutting will be provided with a purchased fuelwood permit, and are on our Forest webpage at

Methods for requesting an Inyo NF Personal Use Fuelwood Permit are as follows:

Send an email: [email protected]

Mail: Inyo National Forest Attn: Fuelwood Permit, 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200 Bishop, CA 93514


Collecting Firewood requires a Permit in the National Forest

Each request shall include your name, physical and mailing address, phone number, driver’s license number and number of cords requested. Permits will be returned to requesters by hardcopy mail. Please expect that it will take 7-10 days to receive your permit. This process is subject to change if COVID-19 protocols are eased.

Persons requesting permits via email will be contacted by telephone to initiate payment by credit/debit card. Payment by personal check or money order may be mailed to the above address made payable to: USDA Forest Service. Requests submitted prior to May 1 will not be accepted.

Initial supplies of firewood can be found at Reversed Peak, Bald Mountain and Clark Fire Forest Management Areas located on the fuelwood map. Other areas which may be opened temporarily this season include hazard tree removals in various locations to be announced.

The Inyo National Forest will continue to institute shut down days (for chainsaw use) based upon the daily Project Activity Level. Permit holders can call (760) 873-2555 (Option 2) for information on activity levels.

The Fuelwood Strategy, developed with public participation in 1998, remains valid and will be implemented this year.  Large ends of all downed logs (those portions greater than 30 inches in diameter) are required to remain on the forest floor for wildlife habitat and recycling of soil nutrients. The majority of funds collected from permit sales are directly returned to the Forest for continued implementation of this program.




Carol Underhill
Public Affairs Officer (detailed)
Forest Service

Inyo National Forest

c: 530-605-7337
[email protected]
Caring for the land and serving people


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