Saturday, January 25, 2014
The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area will be offering its first firewood sale in 10 years, at Collins Slide, near Home Valley, Wash., from Feb. 10-27.
Firewood will be sold in blocks of four cords: minimum four, maximum four. The four cords will cost $20 total.
Buyers with permits bring their own vehicles and load up logs that are 6-12 feet in length, 6-10 inches in diameter. The wood can be cut into smaller pieces before loading.
Firewood permits are available to the public with a two-cord minimum out of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area office in Hood River, Mt. Adams Ranger District in Trout Lake, and Wind River Work Center, where maps are provided.
“It’s common for the United States Forest Service to sell firewood permits, but this is our first in 10 years,” said Roland Rose, fuels planner for the NSA.
“We heard from the public that they’d like to see all that good firewood put to good use by locals, so we this is kind of a service we do,” Rose said.
The wood is Douglas fir that was downed a year ago.
Permits will be on sale for the duration of the sale. Permits not used by the time the sale closes Feb. 28 will be valid on other Gifford Pinchot National Forest firewood sales until the end of the year.
More like this story
- Service Annoucement for July 30: Del Gierke
- Death Notice for July 30: James Perry
- Schools seek applicants for budget panel
- History Museum offers chance to ‘step back in time’
- Yesteryears: Hood River County Fair draws record crowds in 1986
- FFA, 4-H livestock auction July 29
- Burn ban? No problem, no smoke, if you have a ‘burn box’
- Friends of Mount Adams guide hikes on Sept. 10
- Gehrig’s Chevron hits 70 year mark
- Sheriff Log, July 17 to 23
Oil train car being transported by truck
A damaged rail car from the June 3, 2016 oil train derailment and fire is transported from the crash site via truck on I84. Enlarge