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BLM fuelwood permits available

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The Bureau of Land Management is selling fuelwood permits for personal use to the public.  Fuelwood permits cost $10 - $12 per cord and are available in person at select locations or online.   

In almost all field offices, BLM fuelwood permits are valid for cutting only dead (down or standing) piñon and juniper (cedar).  Cutting green trees or other trees not allowed by permit is strictly prohibited.  Minimum and maximum cords for purchase vary by field office.  Rules, regulations, and timing vary slightly between field offices; please read all materials that accompany your permit. 

Below is a list of where BLM fuelwood permits are available for purchase, in person.  Permits for the Rio Puerco Field Office, Taos Field Office and Farmington Field Office are available online at https://forestproducts.blm.gov/.  Online sales require payment with a credit or debit card.  If you are purchasing a permit online, you must have access to a printer as you will be required to print your permit, maps, instructions and haul tags. 

Maps of open wood-cutting areas, along with all rules concerning fuelwood collection, will be available at the time of purchase.  For maps on fuelwood areas, please visit: https://www.blm.gov/maps/frequently-requested/new-mexico.  

Bureau of Land Management 

Rio Puerco Field Office 

100 Sun Ave NE Suite 330 

Albuquerque, NM 87109 

(505) 761-8700 

Cost: $10/cord - dead & down 

Bureau of Land Management 

Socorro Field Office 

901 S Old US Hwy 85 

Socorro, NM 87801 

(575) 835-0223 

Cost: $10/cord – dead & down or green 

Bureau of Land Management 

Farmington Field Office 

6251 College Blvd 

Farmington, NM 87402 

(505) 564-7600 

Cost: $12/cord – dead & down 

Bureau of Land Management 

Taos Field Office 

226 Cruz Alta Rd 

Taos, NM 87571 

(575) 758-8851 

Cost: $12/cord – dead & down 

New Mexico Public Lands Information Center 

Bureau of Land Management 

New Mexico State Office 

301 Dinosaur Trail 

Santa Fe, NM 87508 

(505) 954-2002 

Cost: $12/cord – dead & down  

(This office sells BLM fuelwood permits for the Taos Field Office) 

Penalties for cutting or removing wood from BLM lands without a valid fuelwood permit can be more than $300.  Fines for cutting green trees start at $300, with a $50 fine for each additional tree.  At the discretion of a BLM Law Enforcement Officer, illegally cut fuelwood and any equipment used, such as chainsaws, trailers, and even vehicles, can be confiscated from illegal woodcutters. 

For more information, please contact BLM Acting State Forester, Elyssa Duran, at 505-954-2190.