The Inyo National Forest is announcing the opening of personal use fuelwood season starting Tuesday, May 1. Fuelwood permits will go on sale at local Forest Service Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers beginning Thursday, April 26. Maps showing areas open to cutting are available with a purchased Fuelwood permit. Fuelwood permits are $15 per cord with a two cord minimum purchase. The maximum purchase remains 6 cords per person and 12 cords per household. The Inyo National Forest will once again institute shut down days (for chainsaw use) based upon the daily Project Activity Level. Permit holders can call 760.873.2555 for information on shut down days. For further information on the fuelwood program, contact your local Ranger Station or Visitor Center.
Initial supplies of firewood can be found at Hartley and Antelope Forest Management Areas located on the fuelwood map. Be advised that not all open areas are guaranteed snow-free at this time. Other forest management areas will be opened later this season, once contract work is completed. Permittees are advised to check in with their local Forest Service Ranger Stations and Visitor Centers for current conditions and accessibility.
Fuelwood permits may be obtained at the following locations:
- Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center in Lee Vining; 760.647.3044
- Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center in Mammoth Lakes; 760.924.5500
- White Mountain Ranger Station in Bishop; 760.873.2500
- InterAgency Visitor Center in Lone Pine; 760.876.6222. –Press Release