Fuel wood permits for Mt. Lemmon available for purchase

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Tucson, AZ, November 14, 2017 – For Immediate Release. Fuel wood permits for portions of Mt. Lemmon, located on the Santa Catalina Ranger District of the Coronado National Forest, will be available for sale now through December 15, 2017 at the Ranger District Office, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road in Tucson. Permits are available for personal (non-commercial) use only. Additionally permits will be sold November 18, 2017 at the Oracle Fire Department from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

  Permits will be issued in two-cord increments at a cost of $20.00 per permit, with a limit of one permit per household.  Each permit will authorize collection on Mt. Lemmon and in the Oracle area of dry, dead-and-down and dead standing wood (no live branches) less than eight inches in diameter at breast height.  Cutting area maps and program regulations will be provided with permits upon request.  Permit holders may collect and remove only dry wood from the collection areas. 

  The cutting season is open now through March 31, 2018.  Access to fuelwood areas on Mt. Lemmon will be limited by winter conditions.  Mt. Bigelow Road will close December 15 or when the first snowfall limits travel, and will reopen when conditions permit.  The road typically reopens by March 1, but is dependent on snow levels. Spencer Canyon Campground and Rose Canyon Lake Campground will be open for fuel wood collection on specific days during November and December as identified in the permit.  The campgrounds will be closed to wood collection for the fuel wood season with the onset of winter conditions.

  Permit purchases may be made by credit card, cash, check or money order (made payable to “USDA Forest Service”).   Those purchasing permits must provide one form of identification and the description and license plate number(s) of the vehicle(s) and trailer(s) used to collect the wood.  A maximum of two vehicles will be authorized per permit.  All sales are final.

  Permits may be obtained at the Ranger District Office between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on federal holidays.  Persons wishing to purchase a permit should call (520) 749-7700 to schedule an appointment.

Staff (4924 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Lowe’s volunteers help makeover the Superior Food Bank

    October 20th, 2018
    by

      Last week, employees from the Lowe’s at Ellsworth descended on Superior with the mission to do some good.   […]


    Sixth Annual DECA Fill-A-Bowl set for Nov. 2

    October 20th, 2018
    by

      The Superior High School DECA Club will host the 6th annual Fill-A-Bowl fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018.  Tickets […]


    Superior Dance Company to perform at State Fair

    October 20th, 2018
    by

      The Superior Dance Company will be performing at the Arizona State Fair on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. […]


    Plans continue for block party in Mammoth

    October 20th, 2018
    by

       The Mammoth Fiesta Committee would like to share some more exciting news with the public as well as provide […]


  • Additional Stories

    Knights of Columbus to host Mexican plate dinner fundraiser

    October 20th, 2018
    by

      Local Knights of Columbus will be joining thousands of other Knights across the country to aid People with Intellectual […]


    Town of Hayden reschedules National Night Out event

    October 20th, 2018
    by

      Weather, school schedules and motor vehicle accidents all have a way of changing the best of plans.   The […]


    First Things First: Ease young kids into Halloween for a smooth experience

    October 20th, 2018
    by

    SAN MANUEL  (October 15, 2018) – Halloween can be a fun time of year, but for infants, toddlers and preschoolers […]


    LOST celebrates 50th Anniversary of National Scenic Trails

    October 10th, 2018
    by

      The Legends of Superior Inc. took park in the 50th Anniversary of the National Scenic Trails by hiking a […]


  • Copperarea

  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • [Advertisement.]
  • Southeast Valley Ledger