Firewood available in June Lake in September

Beginning Sept. 7, a special personal use fuelwood cutting area in the June Lake Loop will be opened by the Inyo National Forest. This area is located on the north side of S.R. 158 opposite from the Fern Lake Trailhead.

You must have a valid 2012 personal use fuelwood permit to collect dead and down material only.

This area will be closed Oct. 31, or sooner, if the Forest Service has determined sufficient firewood has been removed to reduce hazardous fuel conditions.

Fuelwood permits cost $15 per cord, with a two-cord limit, and may be purchased at: Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center in Lee Vining at 760-647-3044, Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center in Mammoth Lakes at 760-924-5500, White Mountain Ranger Station in Bishop at 760-873-2500, and at the Interagency Visitor Center in Lone Pine at 760-876-6222.