BLM - Bureau of Land Management

08/11/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/11/2020 10:06

BLM announces availability of fuelwood harvest at Gorham Scout Ranch

TAOS, N.M. -The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is announcing that it will allow for authorized fuelwood harvest at the Gorham Scout Camp near Cundiyo, N.M., to minimize further residual heavy fuels from previous thinning activities.

Available fuelwood is a mix of Ponderosa Pine, Piñon Pine and Rocky Mountain Juniper (cedar). Authorization for removal will be ongoing and based on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning Aug. 19, 2020. The BLM allows a maximum of eight cords of harvested fuelwood per year, per customer.

'The BLM Taos Field Office is pleased to provide additional areas for our community to harvest these resources for the upcoming winter,' stated BLM Taos Assistant Field Manager, Judy Culver.

Members of the public who are interested in harvesting the dead and down fuelwood from this site should contact the BLM Taos Field Office Forester, Elyssa Durán, at either 575-751-4752 or at [email protected]. In your contact, please make known your available dates for harvest, as well as how many cords of fuelwood you would be interested in harvesting.

After coordinating with the Forester, permit purchases will be facilitated using our online fuelwood permitting system (forestproducts.blm.gov), in which customers purchase permits with a debit or credit card. Then the customer must print a packet including: a map, a permit and haul tags. All materials must be printed and onsite on your coordinated day of harvest for authorized fuelwood harvest to occur.

For more information, please contact Taos Field Office Forester, Elyssa Durán, at 575-751-4752.