By Ann Bond
Special to The SUN
As backcountry roads open for the summer season, permits to cut firewood on the San Juan National Forest are now on sale.
A minimum purchase of $20 allows the bearer to gather two-and-a-half cords of dead and downed firewood from the San Juan National Forest for personal use prior to Dec. 31.
Each tag is good for one-half cord of firewood. The appropriate number of tags must be validated and securely fastened to firewood in a visible manner before the vehicle is driven from the place where the firewood was gathered. One household may purchase permits for up to 10 cords of firewood per year for personal use. Gathering firewood for resale requires a commercial permit.