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Firewood permits available on Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – Sep. 30, 2021 — Ouachita and Ozark-St. Francis National Forests officials are encouraging homeowners and others in need of firewood for the winter season to contact their local ranger district offices to apply for and purchase a firewood permit.

 

Many offices remain closed to the public and issue permits by appointment only. Contact the nearest ranger district office for more information.

 

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 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 Services 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/.

 

Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

 

 

 

City

Ranger District Office & Address

Phone

Firewood Permit Information

Clarksville, AR

Pleasant Hill Ranger District

2591 Hwy 21 North

479-754-2864

479-979-5236

Call for information

Hector, AR

Big Piney Ranger District – South

12000 SR 27

479-284-3150

479-518-0411

Call for information

Jasper, AR

Big Piney Ranger District – North

Hwy 7 North

870-446-5122

870-365-2995

Call for information

Marianna, AR

St. Francis National Forest

2675 Hwy 44

870-295-5278

870-714-9268

Beginning Oct 7. Call for information

Mountain View, AR

Sylamore Ranger District

1001 E Main

870-269-3228

870-214-1445

Beginning Oct 7. Call for information

Ozark, AR

Boston Mountain Ranger District

1803 N 18th Street

479-667-2191

479-508-7569

Call for information

Paris, AR

Mt. Magazine Ranger District

3001 E Walnut

479-963-3076

479-847-0069

Beginning Oct. 11. Call for information

 

 

 

 

Ouachita National Forest

 

 

 

City

Ranger District Office & Address

Phone

Firewood Permit Information

Booneville, AR

Poteau-Cold Springs Ranger District

2190 E Main St

479-675-3233

No firewood permits available

Hochatown, OK, Hodgen, OK or Broken Bow, OK

Oklahoma Ranger District

111 S. State Hwy 259-A

580-494-6402

Call for information

Jessieville/Perryville,  AR

Jessieville-Winona-Fourche Ranger District

8607 N Hwy 7

501-984-5313

501-226-8372

Call for information

Mena, AR

Mena-Oden Ranger District

1603 Hwy 71 North

479-394-2382

501-209-6576

Call for information

Mt. Ida, AR

Caddo-Womble Ranger District

1523 Hwy 270 E.

870-867-2101

501-693-8923

Call for information

Waldron, AR

Poteau-Cold Springs Ranger District

Hwy 71 South

479-637-4174

No firewood permits available

 

 

10-3-21 5:05 p.m. KAWX.ORG 

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