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 uncertified firewood into Nevada from out-of-state risks 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
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. Call ahead to find out the best options for getting local firewood.
The Nevada Department of Agriculture ask that anyone seeking to submit a specimen for identification follow these Guidelines and Forms (form must be downloaded with Adobe). Otherwise, report invasive pests via a detailed email to email@example.com
This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 29 August 2022.
Nevada Web Resources:
- Tips and precautions when buying firewood, Nevada Department of Agriculture
- Exotic Insects Invading Nevada’s Trees! Be a Citizen Monitor for Urban and Native Forests
- Nevada Department of Agriculture: Entomology
- Guidelines and Forms for Submitting Specimens for Identification
- Proposed Regulation on Firewood from Quarantined Areas
- Nevada Don’t Move Firewood Banner Ad
- Nevada Don’t Move Firewood Poster
- Imported Fire Ant Federal Quarantine Information and Maps
- Goldspotted oak borer information
- Hungry Pests, Nevada page
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