The Siuslaw National Forest is located in the western center of Oregon.
Where is this Forest?


Forest Products Permits

Photo: SalalForest Products are forest resources not associated with timber sale contracts but are used for personal, commercial, and scientific purposes.  Examples are firewood, mushrooms, moss, transplants, Christmas trees, cones, and boughs.

General Harvesting Regulations

Harvest may be restricted by:

  • Quantity
  • Method
  • Location
  • Season or time of year


  • Usually required for personal and commercial uses
  • Most personal and all commercial permits require a fee
  • Prices vary by product
  • Minimum charge is $20.00 per permit (except for Christmas Trees)
  • Failure to have a permit may result in a fine
  • Permittee must be 18 years of age or older

Information Needed to Buy Your Permit

  • Valid photo identification (state drivers license, state id, passport, greencard.)
  • Current address
  • Information on the vehicle that will be used to harvest the product (license number, year, make, model, color)

When and Where to Buy a Permit

Please call ahead to check for the availibilty of the product you wish to harvest. 

  • Hebo District Office: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Waldport Office: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Oregon Dunes Visitor Center: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Siuslaw Headquarters in Corvallis: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Do Your Part

  • Harvest products in a caring and ecologically sound way
  • Follow the terms and conditions on your permit
  • Harvesting is prohibited in Botanical Areas, Research Natural Areas, Scenic Areas, and Wilderness Areas
  • Please only harvest plants that are on the list of plants.  Harvesting rare, threatened, or endangered plants is ILLEGAL

Price List

Product Unit of Measure Price Remarks
Alder Puddle Sticks Each $0.02 Size = 1 to 4 X 12
Boughs Ton $20.00 Douglas-fir, Hemlock, Sitka Spruce, and Western Red Cedar.
Cascara Bark 500 Pounds $25.00 Permits are only sold in 500 pound increments and are for 15 consecutive days.
Christmas Trees Each $5.00 Available Species are Douglas-fir, Sitka Spruce, and Western Red Cedar.  The Siuslaw N.F. has little to no Grand Fir, Noble Fir, Blue Spruce or Pines.
Commercial Ornamental Cones (dry) Bushel $0.20 Permit only for cones on the ground.
Commercial Seed Cones (green) Bushel $0.50
Price depends on species. 
Cuttings/Foliage Pounds $0.05 Not commercial greenery.
Commercial Greenery These permits are sold on every District as an individual 1-month permit for $100.00 or a 3-month permit for $300.00. This permit is only good for harvesting salal, huckleberry, dwarf Oregon grape, and fiddleheads/sword fern.
Firewood (More information) Cord



Personal Use

Commercial Use

Mushrooms Commerical Matsutake (More Information)  





One hundred permits available for sale. One permit per person. Permits will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

Mushrooms Other Commercial Species (More Information)   $30.00
For a 30 day permit.
For a one year permit.
Mushrooms - Incidental Use (More Information)   No Fee Up to 1 gallon per day of which only 6 may be matsutake.
Moss Moss permits are currently not being sold.
Post, Poles, and Rails Lineal Foot $0.05  
Shake Bolts Cords $50.00 Sold only under special circumstances. 
Transplants: Trees, shrubs, plants, or grasses Each $1.00
For sizes under 4 feet.
For sizes over 4 feet.

Plants Approved For Harvesting With A Forest Product Permit

Big Leaf Maple
Bitter Cherry
Red Alder
Shore Pine
Sitka Spruce
Western Hemlock
Western Red Cedar

Blue Elderberry
Douglas Spirea
Dwarf Oregon Grape
Evergreen Huckleberry
Labador Tea
Red Elderberry
Red Flowering Current
Red Huckleberry
Salmon Berry
Thimble Berry
Twin Berry Vine Maple
Bracken Fern
Deer Fern
Lady Fern
Licorice Fern
Sword Fern

Baltic Rush
Green Sedge
Salt Rush
Slough Sedge

False Lily-of-the-valley
False Solomon's Seal
Oregon Iris
Oxeye Daisy
Pearly Everlasting
Queen Anne's Lace
Wood Sorrel
Wood Violet