Forest 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:
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.).
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 am to 3:30 pm.
Waldport Office: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Oregon Dunes Visitor Center: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Siuslaw Headquarters in Corvallis: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
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.
Unit of Measure
Alder Puddle Sticks
Size = 1 to 4 X 12
Douglas-fir, Hemlock, Sitka Spruce, and Western Red Cedar.
Permits are only sold in 500 pound increments and are for 15 consecutive days.
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)
Permit only for cones on the ground.
Commercial Seed Cones (green)
Price depends on species.
Not commercial greenery.
These permits are sold on every District as an individual 3-month permit for $300.00. This permit is only good for harvesting salal, huckleberry, dwarf Oregon grape, and sword fern.
Hebo Ranger District - Only sold as a 6 month permit. One permit per person per year. Central Coast/ODNRA - We will be selling 100 permits only. Please contact the Central Coast Ranger District for details.
Up to 1 gallon per day of which only 6 may be matsutake.
Moss permits are currently not being sold.
Post, Poles, and Rails
Sold only under special circumstances.
Transplants: Trees, shrubs, plants, or grasses
For sizes under 4 feet.
For sizes over 4 feet.
Plants Approved For Harvesting With A Forest Product Permit
Big Leaf Maple
Western Red Cedar
Dwarf Oregon Grape
Red Flowering Current
Twin Berry Vine Maple