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RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests’ officials are encouraging homeowners and others in need of firewood for the winter season to visit their local ranger district offices to apply for a firewood permit.

 

Firewood permits for personal use are available in many areas of the Arkansas and Oklahoma forests. They are sold in cubic feet, but in simple terms, 100 cubic feet is roughly equivalent to three-fourths of a cord of wood. A cord is made up of tightly stacked wood measuring 4 feet high by 4 feet wide by 8 feet long. The $20 minimum permit fee allows an individual or a family to cut and remove approximately three or four cords of firewood, depending on the national forest. Permits are for specific areas identified by local Ranger Districts and are issued in limited numbers based on availability and accessibility.

 

In an effort to stop the spread of invasive species, such as the emerald ash borer and the imported fire ant, permit holders in Arkansas and Oklahoma must abide by their respective state’s regulations. The Arkansas State Plant Board advises that firewood should be bought and used locally to prevent the spread of pests. Additionally, the Oklahoma Forestry Service strongly advises that in general, no firewood should be brought from out of state into Oklahoma, nor should residents of Oklahoma move firewood more than 50 miles from its source within the state.

 

For more information about firewood rules, regulations, recommendations, and pests of concern, visit  https://www.dontmovefirewood.org/

 

To identify firewood cutting areas on the National Forest, call the nearest Ranger District office for more information.

 

Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

 

 

 

City

Ranger District Office

Address

Phone

Clarksville, AR

Pleasant Hill Ranger District

2591 Hwy 21 North

479-754-2864

Hector, AR

Big Piney Ranger District – South

12000 SR 27

479-284-3150

Jasper, AR

Big Piney Ranger District – North

Hwy 7 North

870-446-5122

Marianna, AR

St. Francis National Forest

2675 Hwy 44

870-295-5278

Mountain View, AR

Sylamore Ranger District

1001 E. Main

870-269-3228

Ozark, AR

Boston Mountain Ranger District

1803 N. 18th Street

479-667-2191

Paris, AR

Mt. Magazine Ranger District

3001 E. Walnut

479-963-3076

 

 

 

 

Ouachita National Forest

 

 

 

City

Ranger District Office

Address

Phone

Booneville, AR

Poteau-Cold Springs Ranger District

2190 E. Main Street

479-675-3233

Hochatown, OK

Oklahoma Ranger District

259A South

580-494-6402

Hodgen, OK

Oklahoma Ranger District

52175 US Hwy 59

918-653-2991

Jessieville/Perryville,  AR

Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District

8607 N. Hwy 7

501-984-5313

Mena, AR

Mena-Oden Ranger District

1603 Hwy 71 North

479-394-2382

Mt. Ida, AR

Caddo-Womble Ranger District

1523 Hwy 270 E.

870-867-2101

Waldron, AR

Poteau-Cold Springs Ranger District

Hwy 71 South

479-637-4174

 

11-5-19 10:39 a.m. KAWX.ORG

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