August 12, 2009
Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott announced today that about 100 cords of firewood will be offered for personal collection, starting in late August, to facilitate a hazard tree removal project along the Grassy Lake in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Recent wind storms have caused multiple trees to topple onto the Grassy Lake Road, creating a safety concern for motorists. The tree removal project is designed to reduce a number of dead standing trees—burned by the Glade Fire during the year 2000—and improve driving conditions along a section of this backcountry route.
Individuals interested in applying for a permit to gather the available firewood must submit a written request with their name, address and phone number to: Grand Teton National Park, Firewood Permit, P.O. Box 170, Moose, Wyoming, 83012. Requests to participate in this opportunity must be received by August 24. Names will be drawn by lottery, and those selected will be notified by phone and provided with details regarding the guidelines and regulations of the firewood collection.
Wood collection will begin on August 24 and conclude on October 19, 2009. Successful applicants will be limited to four cords of wood and the cost will be $15.00 per cord.
Interagency fire staff have already felled and limbed the selected hazard trees along the Grassy Lake Road. Successful applicants will simply need to cut the downed trees into manageable lengths and remove the firewood. Standing trees may not be sawed down by firewood permitees.
For further information about this opportunity, please call Thayne O’Brien at 307.739.3447 during business hours.