Special Forest Products-Posts, Poles, and Rails

What is a post?

In general, a post is any log that is 10 feet long, with a diameter of 1 inch to 7 inches or a Cedar log that is 9 feet long with a maximum circumference of 33 inches.

What is a pole?

In general, a pole is any log that is 24 feet long with a diameter on the large end of 1 inch to 3 inches or any log 20 feet long with a diameter on the large end of 3 inches to 5 inches.

What is a rail?

In general, a rail is a log that is 12 feet long with maximum circumference of 22 inches.

Contact the Ranger District if you are looking material that does not meet the standard definitions for post, poles or rails.

Charge Use


How many posts, poles, or rails may I harvest?
 

The limits on how many posts, poles, and rails that you may harvest are shown in the Charge Use Product Summary Table.


How much does a permit cost?

The cost of a permit to harvest post and poles is shown in the Charge Use Product Summary Table.

When can I gather product?

Check with the Ranger District for limits on the time that you may gather posts, poles, or rails.

Where can I gather product?

Check with local Ranger District for available areas.