Special Forest Products Permits
Special Forest Products are non-timber vegetative material and include grasses, rocks, seeds, roots, bark, nuts, berries, mosses, ferns, edible mushrooms, cones, ornamental cuttings, poles, tree seedlings, tree boughs and transplants.
Separate permits for predetermined personal use levels for each of the products listed above are available free of charge.
You must have a 2400-1 permit, 2400-8 permit, and/or load tags to collect and remove special forest products from a national forest above incidental amounts. Incidental amounts are defined as “incurred casually,” so if you are going out collecting, you will need a permit.
Contact the nearest Forest Service office to check availability and more information.
You can pick up a personal-use firewood permit 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday at Forest Service offices in Sedro Woolley, Darrington, Verlot, Skykomish, North Bend and Enumclaw. Phone ahead before visiting to make sure permits are available.
Permits cost $20 for two cords of wood, up to a limit of six cords per person, per household, per year,
Each ranger district sets the available use days of the firewood permits for 14 to 30 calendar days from the date of issue,
A permit allows you to collect firewood; it does not guarantee availability,
Permit sales are final and not subject to refund, extension of time or transferable.
Gather firewood within 50 feet of the edge of Forest Service roads. Carry your permit and driver’s license when cutting, removing or transporting wood. The person holding the permit must be present during cutting, removal and hauling.
Only cut and remove dead and downed trees within the clearing width of the roadway or within an area designated by permit. A cat, skidder or other heavy equipment cannot be used. Do not block Forest Service roads when you gather firewood. Scatter tops, limbs and other slash so that it is within 18 inches of the ground and doesn’t block access routes or ditch lines.
Follow fire restrictions when gathering, cutting and hauling firewood; click for fire precaution levels. Chainsaws must be equipped with a spark arrester device.
Do not cut or remove:
Trees marked with orange paint, signs or flagging,
Standing trees, whether they are dead or alive,
In areas posted “No Firewood Cutting” or “Timber Sales Area,”
Any species of cedar,
Lengths longer than six feet.
When transporting firewood:
Attach colored load ticket in a visible location on the back of the load with the current date punched out,
Fill out the Product Quantity Removal Record on the front of the permit with each load removed.