As of September 24, 2015 all IFPL units on the Mt. Hood National Forest will be at Level I. 

For detailed information about IFPL wood cutting regulations please review the back of your firewood permit, read the updated Weekly Information Sheets in the links below, or click here: IFPL Diagram.


Charge Forest Product Permits

Special Forest Product Rate ($) per Unit of Measure Unit of Measure Remarks Quantity Sold With $20.00 Minimum Purchase




Downed material only.  Not to exceed 5 cords per household per year.  Must have a current "Weekly Firewood Information Sheet" in hand with your permit to be legal.  No permit is required for gathering downed firewood while at your campsite for camping purposes while on National Forest land.

2 Cords


Anyone cutting firewood on the Forest is required to have a current weekly information sheet and attachments, in addition to a valid permit. Personal use firewood permits sell for $10.00 per cord; minimum charge per permit is $20.00.

The Forest Service uses a four-level industrial regulation system (IFPL) to help prevent wildfires by regulating work activities in the forest. This includes firewood cutting.


Be aware of changing weather conditions.  Forest Roads are not maintained for winter travel.


Weekly Firewood Information Sheets

Eastside Cutting Zone

Eastside Cutting Zone - Weekly Firewood Information Sheet  Eastside Special Request Form

  • Eastside Active Timber Sale Areas: No Fire Wood Gathering:

Westside Cutting Zone

Westside Cutting Zone -Weekly Firewood Information Sheet 

****November 23 - November 30 Westside Cutting Zone Information Sheet NEW Attachment****

Weekly Information Sheet Attachments:

Clackamas River Ranger District Firewood Roads Table (Last Update: November 5, 2015) - If you follow the information on this roads table you do not need to submit a Special Request form on the Clackamas River Ranger District.  Firewood on the Zigzag Ranger District is by Special Request only.

Special Request Firewood Form


Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits

Purchase Personal Use Firewood Cutting Permits and get more information at one of the Mt Hood National Forest Ranger District offices.  Permits can no longer be obtained at the office in Sandy, Oregon.

  • The yearly cutting limit per household is 5 cords.
  • All districts may not have areas available during the season. Be sure to call for current information before making plans.
  • Firewood cutting areas are described on the information sheets, and you are required to have a current information sheet with your permit while cutting. Information sheets change weekly and show the status of each area. Information sheets are available at Ranger Stations, and this webiste.
  • Firewood cutters must have screen type spark arrestors on their chainsaws, carry a pressurized chemical fire extinguisher not less than 8 ounces, and a long handled shovel with an 8-inch blade.
  • Before heading into the forest, call your nearest Ranger Station for up-to-date information on supply and road conditions.
  • Product Quantity Removal Record and Tag Validation Example
  • Cord of Wood Diagrams
  • Clearing Limits of Road Prism Examples
  • IFPL Diagram


Fire Conditions


Additional Resources

Special Request Forms

Frequently Asked Questions