Dead down trees and logs as well as standing dead trees unless reserved from cutting
6 foot maximum length
Permit season runs from April 1 to March 31. Permits for cutting firewood are available for purchase at all Gallatin Forest district offices. Firewood permits will also be available at these local businesses: Owenhouse Ace Hardware (bicycle shop) in Bozeman , Lee & Dad’s Grocery in Belgrade, and Gateway Exxon in Gallatin Gateway.
PETRIFIED WOOD COLLECTION PERMITS
Permit Required (no charge)
20 cubic inches (approx. 3” x 3” x 2”) of petrified wood per person, per calendar year
Collection only within the boundaries of the Gallatin Petrified Forest Special Management Zone
Expires December 31 of the year issued
CHRISTMAS TREE PERMITS
$5 / tree
Limit three permits per household
Permits are good Forest-wide, except at campgrounds, trailheads, Wilderness Areas, and areas where trees have been planted for reforestation purposes.
Sold during November & December
Permits are for sale at each of the district offices. They are also available for purchase at Owenhouse Ace Hardware in Bozeman, Lee & Dad’s Grocery in Belgrade, Gateway Exxon Market in Gallatin Gateway, and Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply in Bozeman.