National forest firewood cutting paused due to seasonal conditions

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – For public safety and to protect resources, Mendocino National Forest officials have decided to pause firewood cutting due to winter weather and road conditions.

Winter driving conditions across the forest can be hazardous and unpredictable with roads becoming muddy, snow-covered and impassable.

In addition, there is the potential for floods, debris flows and roads blocked by fallen trees in the August Complex fire area.

For these reasons, firewood cutting will be temporarily suspended until conditions improve.

Information will be posted on the forest website at to notify the public when permits are available again.