South Lake Tahoe, Calif. –Forest roads are closing soon and fuelwood permit sales end in November. The last day to purchase a fuelwood permit from the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is Friday, November 22, 2013, and the last day to cut wood is Sunday, November 24, 2013. Fuelwood permits cost $20 per cord, with a two-cord minimum purchase and a limit of 10 cords per household.
Forest roads and gates begin closing in late October for soil protection and public safety. Some cutting areas may not be accessible by vehicle in areas where gates have closed. Permit holders should check whether road closures are in effect and should not go behind closed gates. For specific forest road closing dates, consult the Motor Vehicle Use Map by visiting http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/TravelManagement. No off-road travel is allowed and permit holders must comply with all permit conditions.
The LTBMU Supervisor’s Office at 35 College Drive in South Lake Tahoe is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
and the North Shore office at 855 Alder Avenue in Incline Village is open Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information, call the South Shore office at (530) 543-2694 or the North Shore office at (775) 831-0914