The Bridger-Teton National Forest has announced a modification to the sale date for firewood and other forest products permits. In light of the remarkable snowpack and its prolonged runoff, the start date has been delayed until May 30th, 2023. This decision stems from the soggy road conditions and the need to protect vulnerable resources within the Forest. However, the permit ending date for cutting and hauling firewood remains unchanged, concluding on December 31, 2023.
The 2023 firewood program will proceed as planned, except for the shift in the start date to May 30th. The price per cord remains at $7.00, with a minimum purchase requirement of five cords totaling $35.00. Each household is allowed a maximum purchase of ten cords, enabling individuals to obtain a firewood permit for five cords, exhaust that permit’s allocation, and subsequently acquire an additional five-cord permit to reach the permitted maximum per household.
Moreover, the Forest will continue to offer the convenience of remote firewood permit purchases via phone. Interested individuals can call a designated office, provide the necessary information, and have their permit and load tags mailed to them. Purchasers must sign and date their permits to complete the process before collecting firewood.
It is important to note that all forest off-road travel restrictions will be strictly enforced, requiring firewood hunters to be aware of their location and adhere to the designated travel restrictions in place.
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