The Manti-La Sal National Forest is issuing free use wood permits beginning June 1st and continuing through the month of June. All free use wood permits issued in June will be for up to four cords of wood, per-household and will expire on June 30th. The Forest is not limited in the amount of permits it can issue so they will not run out. To request a free use permit for the Manti-La Sal National Forest, please call the District you are planning to cut wood from. The contacts for the Districts are: Ferron/Price Ranger District (RD) @ 435-636-3580, Sanpete RD @ 435-636-3300, Moab RD @ 435-259-7155, or the Monticello RD @ 435-587-2041. Please leave a call back number and the Forest will call you back to get the required information needed for the permit. To maintain COVID-19 social distancing guidelines all permits will be mailed. Upon requesting a permit, please allow the Forest a week to get your permit to you. All rules associated with the permit will be the same as previous years when purchasing a fuelwood permit. As part of the permit, there will be maps of where not to harvest fuelwood and a diagram of an approximate cord. The person the permit is issued to must be present with the permit when cutting wood. It is required that the permit holder fill out the amount of cords collected until the four-cord permit is filled. All free use permits issued during June will expire June 30. Any changes will be posted on our website and Facebook page.
Published in The Times-Independent, Moab, Utah, June 4, 2020.