Fire Wood Permits

Passes and Permits - Fire Wood

Fuelwood or Fire Wood permits, followed by Christmas Tree permits, are the most frequently issued permits on the Forest.

Amount
There is a maximum of 10 cords of fuelwood per household per year. Permits may allow the felling of dead standing trees under 12 inches diameter breast height (4 1/2 feet off the ground) for these species: Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, spruce, Alligator Juniper, White Fir and Subalpine Fir. Dead standing "shaggy bark" Utah Juniper (often referred to as 'cedar') and Pinyon Pine of any size may also be felled with a proper permit. If your permit allows, dead standing aspen, maple, and oak under 12 inches diameter breast height can be cut before September 15th. It is often difficult to tell a dead aspen or oak from one that just lost its leaves in autumn.

Cost
The cost varies by district and type of permit desired. Contact your local district for more details. No firewood may be cut for home use without a proper permit.

Fuelwood Gathering Information: Area/Species, Price/Limit, Permit Duration, Contact Information

 

Lakeside Ranger District

Area/Species

Price/Limit

Valid For/Until

Phone

Dead & Down (D&D)-Utah Juniper(Shaggy Bark), Pinyon Pine, Ponderosa Pine any size. Dead standing less than 12" dbh. NO alligator juniper or oak.

2 cords $30

30 Days

928-368-2100

Clifton Ranger District

Area/Species

Price/Limit

Valid For/Until

Phone

District Wide – all areas except Blue Primitive Area, along Eagle Creek and within campgrounds.  Cut only Dead & Down trees.

$20 per cord 2 or more $15 per cord

30 Days

928-687-8600

Black Mesa Ranger District

Area/Species

Price/Limit

Valid For/Until

Phone

Dead & Down (D&D)-Utah Juniper(Shaggy Bark), Pinyon Pine, Ponderosa Pine any size.

Minimum purchase is 2 cords for $20.00

4 weeks per cord or until your number of issued fuelwood tags are used

928-535-7300

Alpine Ranger District

Area/Species

Price/Limit

Valid For/Until

Phone

Dead & Down - Alligator Juniper and Oak Cutting area is within the Alpine Ranger District. No cutting allowed in areas or along roads closed to the public, or other prohibited locations.

Dead & Down and Dead Standing -You may cut dead wood lying on the ground except; 1) trees or logs that have paint on them, or 2) any species prohibited in “Other Conditions”, or 3) in prohibited areas.  You may cut dead standing trees less than 16 inch DBH (Diameter Breast Height) Dead Standing Aspen may not be cut unless there is no bark on the bole of the tree.  No Alligator Juniper or Oak on this permit.

 

$20.00 per cord (2 cord minimum)

$5.00 per cord   with a $20.00    (4 cord minimum)

 30 days   928-339-5000

Springerville Ranger District

Area/Species

Price/Limit

Valid For/Until

Phone

Dead & Down and Dead Standing -You may cut dead wood lying on the ground except; 1) trees or logs that have paint on them, or 2) any species prohibited in “Other Conditions”, or 3) in prohibited areas.  

You may cut dead standing trees less than 16 inch DBH (Diameter Breast Height) Dead Standing Aspen may not be cut unless there is no bark on the bole of the tree.  No Alligator Juniper or Oak on this permit.

 $5.00 a cord with a $20.00   (4 cord minimum)

30 days 928-333- 6200

Notes
Each district administers their own program and may have different policies and species available, so be sure to read your permit and accompanying information sheet before venturing out into the forest.

Please visit the District where you intend to gather fuelwood

Alpine Ranger District

Black Mesa Ranger District

Clifton Ranger District

Lakeside Ranger District

Springerville Ranger District



Key Contacts

Alpine Ranger District 
P.O. Box 469 (mailing)
42634 Hwy. 180 (physical) 
Alpine, AZ 85933 

Voice: (928)339-5000 
TTY: (928)339-4566 
 
Black Mesa Ranger District 
P.O. Box 968 (mailing)
2748 East AZ 260 (physical) 
Overgaard, AZ 85933 
 
Voice: (928) 535-7300 
TTY: (928) 535-3213 
 
Clifton Ranger District 
397240 AZ 75 
Duncan, AZ 85534 
 
Voice: (928) 687-8600
TTY: (928) 687-1807 
 
Lakeside Ranger District 
2022 W White Mtn. Bl. 
Lakeside, AZ 85929 
 
Voice: (928) 368-2100 
TTY: (928) 368-5088 
 
Springerville Ranger District
P.O. Box 760 (mailing) 
165 S. Mountain Ave. (physical) 
Springerville, AZ 85938 
 
Voice: (928) 333-6200
TTY: (928) 333-5397