PENDLETON — Firewood cutting season on the Umatilla National Forest will be extended an additional two weeks, forest officials said Friday.
The season would have ended Thursday, but was suspended this year for several weeks due to extreme fire danger this summer.
Firewood permits can be purchased at any Umatilla National forest office or at several local businesses in the community. Permits cost $5 per cord with a minimum purchase of four cords for $20. A maximum purchase of 12 cords per household is allowed from National Forest lands during the calendar year.
People are asked to take additional precautions when road and soil conditions become soggy and saturated. Those traveling into mountain areas are asked to take extreme care to avoid getting stuck or damaging the land or vegetation.
The 2013 firewood season will begin in May. Information is available at 541-278-3716.