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Carson National Forest Fuelwood Permit Sales

 TAOS, NM – June 3, 2020 – The Carson National Forest began fuelwood sales June 1. In alignment with federal guidance and New Mexico public health orders, the Carson National Forest offices are still closed. However, customer service representatives are taking phone sales and permits will be mailed out directly to the customers.

A correction has been made to the phone numbers for the Carson National Forest fuelwood sales. Updated contact information and the hours of operation are below. These phone numbers are for purchasing fuelwood permits only and not for general questions. Any of these numbers can be used to purchase a permit anywhere on the Carson National Forest. Customers do not need to call their local office. Please DO NOT leave credit card information on the voicemail

Questa Ranger District8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 4:30 p.m.575.758.6231
Camino Real Ranger District8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 4:30 p.m.575.758.6232
El Rito Ranger District8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 4:30 p.m.575.758.6233
Tres Piedras Ranger District8 a.m. – 12  p.m., 1 – 4:30 p.m.575.758.6234
Canjilon Ranger District8 a.m. – 12  p.m., 1 – 4:30 p.m.575.758.6235
Jicarilla Ranger District8 a.m. – 12  p.m., 1 – 4:30 p.m.575.758.6236
Supervisor’s Office8 a.m. – 12 p.m., 1 – 4:30 p.m.575.758.6237

To expedite the process when purchasing a permit with a representative, customers should be prepared to provide the following:

·       Full Name and ID

·       Mailing address

·       Vehicle Information, and

·       Valid credit card number

The fuelwood permit, tags, and current fuelwood guide will be mailed within 10 business days. If customers do not receive their permit within 10 business days after speaking with representatives, please call back the number you used to request your permit to inquire about your permit. 

The Carson National Forest asks that customers please be patient, as our Forest offices are receiving a high volume of calls. Representatives will be monitoring voicemails and following up as soon as possible. Customers should leave a voicemail at only one location and provide a name and call back number. Please DO NOT leave credit card information on the voicemail.

A $20 permit will be good for up to 10 cords, double previous year’s allotment allowances. Dead-and-down permits, which expire on Dec. 31, 2020, are valid on the entire forest, except in designated wilderness and restricted permit areas. For appropriate gathering locations, refer to the fuelwood guide provided with your permit.

“We know this is a new process and will take some getting used to,” said James Duran, Forest Supervisor. “However, we hope that by offering phone sales we can provide our public with the goods and services they expect, in a way that also provides for the safety and wellbeing of our employees and the public.”

Fire restrictions are in place on the Carson National Forest to reduce the risk of an accidental fire started by mechanical equipment during the hottest, driest part of the day. Fuelwood permit holders may still collect wood as long as the chainsaws are off by 10 a.m. and fuelwood cutting cannot resume until 6 p.m.