Wyoming State Forestry Division advises that firewood be purchased and used locally to prevent the spread of native and invasive pests within state boundaries and to prevent pests from entering the state. Mountain pine beetle and spruce beetle are two of the most important insect pests in Wyoming’s forests. Since the early 1990s, these native beetles have caused tree mortality over millions of acres of federal, state, and private forests in Wyoming. These insects can be transported in firewood. Many visitors to Wyoming live in areas under quarantine for emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, and Asian longhorned beetle and it is illegal to move any regulated items including firewood from these quarantined zones into Wyoming. This summary is accurate to the best of DMF staff abilities as of 4 October 2019.
Wyoming Web Resources:
- Wyoming State Forestry Division, Firewood Information Site
- Guest blog, August 2017: Wyoming Firewood Education for Solar Eclipse Travelers
- Wyoming State Forestry Division Facebook Page
- Wyoming State Forestry Division, Forest Health Management
- Wyoming Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey Listing
- Emerald Ash Borer Federal Quarantine and Authorized Transit Map
- Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan
- European Gypsy Moth North America Quarantine Map
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