Forest Service resumes fuelwood permit sales Tonto National Forest

Forest Service resumes fuelwood permit sales Tonto National Forest

October 4, 2019
Payson Roundup

A recent court-ordered injunction suspending all timber management activities on the Tonto National Forest in Arizona and several national forests in New Mexico and has been modified to allow the personal cutting and collection of fuelwood. The Forest Service will resume permit sales immediately.

Southwestern Regional Forester Cal Joyner noted, “We are pleased with this modification, which highlights the fact that we all want to do right by the communities we serve and reduce unnecessary burdens on communities that depend on the national forests for their sustenance.

“I want to assure you that we are committed to continuing our work to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat from catastrophic wildfire, and we thank you for your ongoing support, understanding and patience.”

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