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Fuelwood Resources

The U.S. Forest Service has interpreted a recent court order halting timber activities on National Forest land to mean fuelwood collection cannot resume until the court order is lifted. We believe the Forest Service has applied too broad of an interpretation to the court order and should allow fuelwood collection to resume immediately. Many New Mexicans depend on fuelwood to heat their homes during the winter, and a disruption to fuelwood collection in early fall could have significant consequences for those families.

Below is a list of resources you can use to collect fuelwood until this matter is resolved.

State Land Office

Contact the State Land Office to learn how to purchase permits to collect fuelwood on state trust lands:

Camilla Romero, State Land Office
(505) 827-5851

Federal Agencies

Carson National Forest

BLM Taos Office
Rio Grande National Forest
(719) 852-5941
San Juan National Forest
(970) 247-4874

Cibola National Forest

BLM Rio Puerco Field Office
(505) 761-8700

Gila National Forest

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Alpine Ranger District issues permits for Oak and Juniper - (928) 339-5000
Springerville Ranger District issues permits for Oak and Juniper – (928) 333-6200
Clifton Ranger District issues permits for Oak and Juniper - (928) 687-8600

Lincoln National Forest

BLM Roswell Field Office is issuing a limited number of permits for green standing fuelwood
(575) 627-0272

Santa Fe National Forest

Cuba Ranger District is issuing permits for use on BLM Lands
(575) 289-3264
Jemez Ranger District is issuing permits for use on BLM Lands
(575) 829-3535

Tonto National Forest

Coconino National Forest
Mogollon Rim Ranger District issues permits for Juniper and Oak – (928) 477-2255

Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
Springerville Ranger District issues permits for Oak and Juniper – (928) 333-6200
Alpine Ranger District issues permits for Oak and Juniper - (928) 339-5000
Clifton Ranger District issues permits for Oak and Juniper - (928) 687-8600
Black Mesa Ranger District issues permits for Pine – (928) 535-7300

 

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