Changes to Malheur National Forest firewood program in 2024

By on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

JOHN DAY – Malheur National Forest Timber Resource Specialist Shawna Clark was on KJDY’s Coffee Time recently, and informed listeners that there will be some slight changes to the firewood permits issued next year:

“Starting in January of 2024, we will actually have a new product plan. So, in addition to our current firewood, people can cut longer lengths. They can get a permit to be able to cut firewood over 8 feet in length. We’ll have more information on that when we get closer to the start of the new year, it’s just a program that we’re working on right now. We just kind of wanted the public to be aware that within the next couple of months, we’ll have a different program.”

Up to 8 cord of personal use firewood is free to each household under the forest’s current program, and that will continue into next year as well. Visit one of the Malheur National Forest offices for a 2023 permit. They’ll be closed tomorrow and Friday.

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