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Firewood gathering allowed on Main Boulder

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The Main Boulder River corridor from Natural Bridge to Fleming Bridge is open for firewood cutting with a valid permit.

This marks the culmination of one phase of the approximately 2,500-acre Main Boulder Hazardous Fuels project. The project complements additional hazardous fuels clearing that homeowners have done.

“The completion of this phase of the fuels reduction project in the Main Boulder not only means that the drainage will have fewer fuels for fire, but it provides the public with the opportunity to gather firewood once again in portions of that drainage,” said Alex Sienkiewicz, Yellowstone District Ranger, in a statement.

Cutting dead trees or recently fallen trees is permitted for firewood gathering; however, wood that is decked or otherwise cut and piled within the approved area is not permitted.

Additional helicopter logging may begin in the fall around Labor Day. During helicopter logging, that portion of the Main Boulder will be closed briefly to firewood gathering.

For more information, contact Sienkiewicz at 406-823-6066.

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