The Salmon River Ranger District and Red River Ranger District on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests will open several roads for access to personal use firewood starting June 15.

The following Forest Service Roads (FSR) will open June 15 and close August 15 for personal use firewood harvesting:

Salmon River Ranger

District

• Camp Creek #309E

• Blue Mountain #487

• Milner Trail #641

• FSR #9427 off Hungry Ridge Rd.

• FSR #9452 off Cove Rd.

• Merton Creek #9458

• Red River Ranger District

• Loon Creek #1806

• Sinker Mountain #9505

• Flint Creek #9812

• Deadwood #9816

• Rainy Day #9824

Forest Service Visitor Maps displaying roads and trails on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests are available for purchase ($14) by contacting the Salmon River Ranger District (208-451-4366), the Red River Ranger District (208-842-2245), the Forest Service office in Grangeville (208-983-1950), or any other local ranger station.

National Forests and Grasslands throughout the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Region, including the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, will continue to offer free personal use firewood permits in 2021. Free use permits can be obtained by contacting your local Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests office.

Despite not charging for the permit, the Forest Service is issuing these permits so the agency can track firewood harvesting across the forest and continue to communicate important information to permit holders. All conditions of the permit must be adhered to while harvesting, including the maximum annual harvest amount of 12 cords of firewood.

For more information about permit requirements or if you have other questions about the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests personal use firewood program, please contact your local ranger station. Remember, you can help continue the success of this program by removing firewood debris from road surfaces and ditches and by respecting other forest users and natural resources. The Forest Service appreciates everyone’s responsible use of National Forest System lands.

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