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By Brandon Caley
Special to The SUN
As part of a hazard tree mitigation project in the Blanco River Group Campground, the Pagosa Ranger District is offering free personal-use fuel wood permits to remove downed cottonwood trees.
The majority of felled trees have been bucked and piled for easy removal. Permits for one cord of wood will be issued per interested customer beginning on Monday, May 5, and will continue until the majority of wood has been removed. It is estimated that there is approximately 20 cords of wood available. There will only be 20 permits issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The Blanco River Group Campground is located 11 miles south of Pagosa Springs off of U.S. 84, on Forest Road 656.
For additional information, please contact the Pagosa Ranger District at 264-2268 or stop by and visit us Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 180 Pagosa St.