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Firewood Cutting At Tracy Hill Offered

The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Gifford Pinchot National Forest will host a firewood cutting event at Tracy Hill, near White Salmon, over the next two weekends.  The event serves dual purposes, providing valid permit-holders with firewood while removing flammable woody materials from National Forest System lands that were treated as part of fuels management activities.  The wood includes seasoned Douglas-fir in a range of sizes, easily accessible from decks and other piles of pre-cut rounds.  Wood quantities are limited and not guaranteed.  Gifford Pinchot National Forest firewood permits, which cost $10 per cord, are required, and are available at the Mt. Adams Ranger Station in Trout Lake, Home Valley Store, Wind River Market in Carson, and Main St. Convenience Store in Stevenson.  Gates to the site will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the next two weekends.  Scenic Area officials say this is a great opportunity in particular for people with disabilities and military veterans to acquire firewood for winter.