FREE PERSONAL USE FIREWOOD PERMIT OFFER EXTENDED TO JANUARY 1

FREE PERSONAL USE FIREWOOD PERMIT OFFER EXTENDED TO JANUARY 1

SEQUOIA NATIONAL FOREST, California December 14, 2017—Forest officials have extended the Free “Personal Use” Firewood Permit offer to January 1, 2018. The free permit may only be used on dead firewood material (without green leaves or needles) within the Sequoia National Forest, which includes the Giant Sequoia National Monument.

Permits and location maps are available at the Hume Lake, Western Divide and the Kern River ranger stations, or the Forest Supervisor’s Office in Porterville.

Forest Service law enforcement and fire officials are monitoring how much wood is removed from the forest. Removing any timber, tree, or other forest product is prohibited by 36 CFR 261.6(h) except as authorized by special use authorization, timber sale contract, federal law, or regulation.

For more information call the Sequoia National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 559-784-1500, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.