2020 Emergency Personal Free Use Firewood

The Black Hills National Forest is offering free-use firewood permits. The letter of authorization below allows for cutting of up to 4 cords of wood and is valid through May 31, 2020. The firewood is to be used for personal use and cannot be re-sold. Firewood cutting guidelines remain the same. The below letter must be in possession when cutting firewood.


2020 Emergency Personal Free Use Firewood Authorization

(valid through May 31, 2020)



Additional Information


Please contact the your local Ranger District office by phone or email SM.FS.r2_bkf_webin@usda.gov with questions about this program.

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