Many visitors to Nevada live in areas infested with harmful forest pests such as emerald ash borer, spongy moth, goldspotted oak borer, and imported fire ant. As a result, bringing firewood into Nevada from out-of-state can threaten the health of Nevada’s trees.

The Nevada Department of Agriculture provides several firewood recommendations designed to reduce the risk of transporting forest pests on firewood:

  • Buy firewood where you will use it
  • Only burn as much firewood as you need
  • If you must move firewood within Nevada, remove the bark before transporting it

Moving firewood from Nevada into many midwestern and eastern states is against their state laws, as this can spread forest pests like mountain pine beetle and thousand cankers disease of walnut.

All Nevada state parks and wildlife refuges prohibit gathering firewood within the park or refuge. In some state parks, firewood may be available on site. Desert and Sheldon National Wildlife Refuges encourage visitors to bring local firewood.

This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 9 June 2021.

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