BLM Announces Lottery Fuelwood Harvest At Wild Rivers

BLM News:

TAOS — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Taos Field Office is hosting a lottery for an authorized fuelwood harvest at the Wild Rivers Recreation Area near Cerro, to minimize residual dead and down heavy fuels from a recent Federal highways project.

The lottery fuelwood sale will take place Sept. 17-19, 2021.

Available fuelwood is mostly piñon pine with some Rocky Mountain juniper (cedar). To be considered for the lottery, you must provide your contact information to the BLM Forester Elyssa Durán by phone at 575.751.4752 or email at Interested parties may also apply for the lottery by visiting the BLM Taos Field Office at 226 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM 87571.

The BLM is accepting entries for the lottery beginning today through Sept. 8 when lottery winners will be randomly selected and notified by telephone. During the notification, the BLM will provide additional instructions to lottery winners regarding how to obtain their permit and other authorization documentation. 

For more information, contact Elyssa Durán at 575.751.4752 or email at