If your the type of individual who doesn´t mind getting your jeans and possibly hands dirty, then cords of firewood are waiting for you in the Stanislaus National Forest. With an issued permit comes the understanding that you´ve got to cut the wood yourself and the wood must be for your own use. The season opened Friday and continues into late November. Permit cost is $10 per cord, with a two-cord minimum and 10-cord maximum for each household. Woodcutters may obtain permits at all forest offices:
Groveland — Highway 120, east of Groveland, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; beginning May 7, also open from from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Telephone 962-7825.
Summit — Highway 108, Pinecrest, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday 965-3434
Mi-Wok — Highway 108, Mi-Wuk Village, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 586-3234.
Calaveras — Highway 4, Hathaway Pines, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 795-1381
Supervisor´s office — 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 532-3671