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Wood Cutting Season Opens April 1

SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST – Firewood cutting and gathering season on the Sierra National Forest is open from Apr. 1 to Nov. 30.

To cut and gather firewood in the Sierra National Forest, you must obtain a woodcutting permit authorizing the permit holder to gather a specified amount of dead and downed wood for personal use from any portion of the forest open to woodcutting.The cost of a fuel wood cutting permit is $10 per cord with a two cord minimum.

U.S. Forest Service permits and wood cutting information are available at the following office locations beginning Apr. 1:

– Prather office is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
North Fork and Clovis offices are open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Oakhurst office is open Tuesday to Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

U.S. Forest Service permits are available at the following office location beginning Apr. 5:

– Mariposa office is open ONLY on Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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