Navajo-Hopi Nations,Flagstaff & Winslow News
Thu, Nov. 14

Kaibab National Forest offers fuelwood permits in Cameron

TUSAYAN, Ariz. - The Forest Service office in Cameron is offering free-use, paid personal-use and ceremonial fuelwood permits for the Tusayan Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest every Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec. 10.

The only exception to the permits being offered on Mondays is the Veterans Day holiday, which falls on Monday, Nov. 12. The Forest Service office in Cameron will be closed Nov. 12 in recognition of Veterans Day but will offer fuelwood permits from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, instead.

The Forest Service office in Cameron is located just south of the Cameron Chapter House. Fuelwood permits are also available at the Tusayan Ranger District office, 176 Lincoln Log Loop in Tusayan, (928) 638-2443, during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

The Kaibab National Forest has a new policy for providing free forest products to Native Americans for traditional and cultural uses. A permit is required for the collection of fuelwood for ceremonial purposes. Detailed information about the policy is available on the Kaibab National Forest website at www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5338017.pdf or by contacting Mae Franklin at (928) 679-2037 or mfranklin@fs.fed.us.

Anyone obtaining a fuelwood permit for the Tusayan Ranger District needs to be aware that motor vehicle travel restrictions are in place. Driving off of designated roads is not allowed, except in designated fuelwood gathering areas, which are identified on the map accompanying the fuelwood permit.

For additional information on motor vehicle travel restrictions, please visit

www.fs.usda.gov/goto/kaibab/tmr. For additional information on gathering fuelwood on Kaibab National Forest, please visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/kaibab/fuelwood.

For questions, please contact Mae Franklin at (928) 679-2037 or mfranklin@fs.fed.us.

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