Pre-cut firewood available at New Fork Lakes Group Site
by Bridger-Teton National Forest
July 8, 2009
The Pinedale Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest recently completed tree cutting operations in the New Fork Lakes Group Site, located 22-miles northwest of Pinedale, Wyoming on of Forest Road #730 (New Fork Lakes Road).
Due primarily to bark beetle infestation, 250 trees have been cut, limbed, and decked at this site and are now available to the public for removal with a valid firewood permit issued by the Forest Service. The logs are cut into 8-foot sections or less and the decks are located immediately adjacent to roads and parking areas for easy access and loading. These trees may contain bark beetles and precautions should be taken not to infest any species of live pine trees on private property. The best precaution is to cover the logs with sheets of plastic and spray any trees within the vicinity of the log deck. For more info contact the Pinedale Ranger District Office.
Firewood permits may be obtained at the Pinedale Ranger District Office, located next to Ridley’s Grocery Store, during regular office hours (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM). The cost is $5.00 per cord with a minimum of 4 cords for $20.00. Firewood cutters are reminded that all firewood removed from the National Forest requires a valid Forest Service firewood permit and each load is required to be properly tagged before the wood is removed from the Forest.
For further information, contact the Pinedale Ranger District at 307-367-4326 during office hours.