Conservancy offering firewood |

Conservancy offering firewood

Tribune staff report
Photo courtesy of California Tahoe Conservancy |

California Tahoe Conservancy is offering free permits for up to two cords of wood through its Community Firewood Program.

More than 170 people have picked up a 90-day permit, which are typically available from May through October. In its 11th year, the firewood program distributes about 400 permits annually.

“Everybody wins,” said Milan Yeats, who oversees the program. “The community helps us move wood from places where it poses a fuel hazard, and we help the community to stay warm in the winter.”

California Tahoe Conservancy is a major landowner in the Lake Tahoe Basin and treats about 100 acres by hand each year. Usable wood from these treatments is bucked into rounds for public collection by permit holders.

Free permits and location maps are available at the conservancy offices at 1061 Third Street in South Lake Tahoe.

People are asked to respect the safety of crews doing field work by not picking up the wood until crews have left the site. Rounds are placed by the side of the road after treatment.

For more information call California Tahoe Conservancy at 530-543-6061.

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