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Yellowstone Firewood Permits Available Soon

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Date: March 11, 2008
Contact: Al Nash or Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2015

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190         

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2008    08-014                      

Al Nash or Stacy Vallie (307) 344-2015

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE
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Yellowstone Firewood Permits Available Soon

Yellowstone National Park will soon be accepting the names of individuals interested in receiving firewood collection permits during 2008. Excess firewood is periodically available in the park due to such events as wildland fire fuel mitigation, strong winds, construction projects, or hazard tree removal.

Individuals interested in applying for a permit are asked to call 307-344-2116 from March 28 through March 30 to leave their name and daytime telephone number. Permits will be issued in the order calls are received. The number of permits issued is dependent on the availability of wood. Successful applicants will be contacted as wood becomes available.

Permits cost $25 and allow the taking of up to three cords of wood. There is no guarantee that three cords will be available for each permittee. Specific site guidelines and regulations, including hours and dates of collection, will be explained as permits are issued.

For further information, please call the Visitor Services Office at 307-344-2107.

www.nps.gov/yell

Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.