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

Forest Service roads (FSR) opening on June 15 include: FSR 487 (near Riggins off of FSR 517); FSR 1862 (Honker Road, Hungry Ridge); FSR 9804, FSR 9805, FSR 9806 and FSR 1110 (Summit Flats area); FSR 1806 (Red River area, Loon Creek)

These roads will remain open until August 15. Maps of these roads are available at the Red River Ranger District office in Elk City, the Salmon River Ranger District office in Slate Creek, and the Forest Service office in Grangeville.

A personal use firewood permit is required when gathering firewood on National Forest System lands. The minimum cost for a personal use firewood permit is $20.00 for four cords, and the maximum is $60.00 for 12 cords. Permits and forest visitor maps are available at all Forest Service office locations, as well as several vendors in the local community. A list of permit vendors can be found on our website at www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperceclearwater/passes-permits/forestproducts. For more information, contact your local Forest Service office.

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.For more information about road and area conditions, please contact the Salmon River Ranger District (208-839-2211), Red River Ranger District (208-842-2245), or the Grangeville office (208-983-1950).

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