Due to the large number of downed trees in the Shasta-Trinity National Recreation Area, the area is now open for firewood cutting for personal use through May 1st. A permit is required and available for purchase by anyone 18 years or older at any Forest Service office. The permit is valid for cutting fuelwood only in the zones designated on the permit and maps. Cutting is restricted to the area within 100 feet adjacent to forest roads and excludes campgrounds, marinas, recreation residences, and administrative buildings. The permit is not valid for cutting wood on private land. The cutting permit is $5 per cord with a minimum charge of $20. A maximum of 12 cords may be purchased. For more information contact the Shasta Lake Ranger Station at 14225 Holiday Road or call 275-1587.