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There are rules for cutting firewood

Daily News staff report

The Dillon Ranger District of the White River National Forest will be continuing with its modified Personal Use Fuelwood Cutting Program for the 2010 season.

All fuelwood cutting and gathering from U.S. Forest Service lands on the Dillon Ranger District is confined to designated cutting areas only. The district has moved to a designated cutting area program to better meet forest goals and to further assist with the removal of hazardous trees and excessive fuels in several key areas on the district. Detailed maps and information of the designated cutting areas will be available at the Dillon Ranger District office at the time of fuelwood permit purchase.

At least five designated areas are available, with additional areas added and removed as management objectives are met. Fuelwood gathering is confined to dead and down trees within 300 feet of Forest Service Development Roads (FDR) unless otherwise noted on provided maps.

Designated Cutting Areas will be identified with signs to mark the beginning and end of each cutting unit. The Dillon Ranger District office, 680 Blue River Pkwy., Silverthorne, will have up-to-date information regarding cutting area opening and closure dates and should be contacted for the latest information on product availability. Fuelwood permits are $10 per cord (minimum two-cord purchase, maximum 10 cords per household).

Anyone with questions can contact the Dillon Ranger District at (970) 468-5400 or refer to http://www.dillonrangerdistrict.com for further information.


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