A variety of products ranging from fuelwood to edible delights are part of the category called Special Forest Products. Decorative floral greens, mosses, cones, berries, mushrooms, Christmas trees and boughs, posts, poles and burls are just some of the products which come from the forest.
The availability of Special Forest Products varies by location. Like other forest resources, they must be carefully managed to protect them and ensure a lasting supply for the future. Permits are issued for many products and a minimal fee may be charged. Contact a local National Forest Office first to see if permits are required.
Remember, all commercial uses or removal of products on public lands require a permit.
To cut firewood for personal use on National Forest lands you must have a Personal Use Firewood Permit. Permits are available for purchase each year on the first Monday of April and are valid for gathering firewood from the date of issue until December 31 st of the same year. Permits are now available through mail, download form.
For current firewood cutting information, please call 530-934-3316