The Gila National Forest wishes to remind all fuelwood cutters that your tags and permits that were purchased during the 2020 calendar year expire on Dec. 31.
2021 firewood wood permits will be available for purchase on January 4, 2021 at $2.00/cord with a $20.00 minimum purchase. New firewood guides and tags will be available at that time.
Know Before You Go and remember the following tips as you prepare to go out and cut your firewood:
- Check weather conditions and road conditions. This will help avoid resource damage and keep you from getting stuck. Getting stuck is no fun!
- Pick up your free Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) from any of our six ranger stations
- Make sure you have your MVUM, your fuelwood permit and your tags with you when you go to collect your wood
- Make sure to pack your personal safety supplies – such as water, snacks, dry clothing, warm coats, etc.
For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.