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Application Period Coming for 2017 Firewood Collection Permits

Yellowstone National Park will accept applications for 2017 firewood collection permits Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9.

If interested, you can call 307-344-2116 and leave your name and daytime phone number.

According to a Yellowstone press release, names will be selected randomly from this list for permits, which will be issued later in the year. From the press release:

After April 9, names will only be accepted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. by calling (307) 344-2107. Names received after April 9 will be processed in the order they are received after the initial list has been exhausted.

Firewood permits cost $35 and allow permit holders to take up to three cords of wood. Specific site guidelines and regulations, including hours and dates of collection, will be explained at the time a permit is issued.

There is no guarantee wood will be available or in sufficient quantity to provide for all permit requests.

Excess firewood is periodically available in the park for a variety of reasons, including wind events, construction projects, hazard tree removal, or creating defensible space around developed areas and structures to reduce the threat of wildfire.

For more information on firewood collection permits, you can call the Yellowstone Visitor Services Office at 307-344-2107.

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Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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