Firewood Permits

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FIREWOOD PERMITS

You must purchase a firewood permit if you plan to collect firewood on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and haul it off Forest.  Firewood permits are for standing dead and down trees only.

Firewood permits will be available from June 1 through November 30, 2020

Remember, permits sales are final and not subject to refund.  Lost tags will not be replaced.

HOW AND WHERE TO BUY PERMITS?

To enhance public employee safety during COVID-19 pandemic, we will offer two different methods for obtaining firewood and other forest product permits.  Local ranger district offices will sell permits over the phone and through the mail.  These options are available using a credit or debit card, check, or money order.  Cash payments are not available for phone or mail-in options.  When paying with a debit or credit card the permit will be mailed to you the following business day.  Please plan ahead, allowing time to receive your permit by mail prior to collecting forest products. Other options may be available such as curbside pickup at some Ranger District Offices, so please call ahead.

 

Firewood permits are also available at participating vendor locations.

Other forest product permits are available at Ranger District Offices.

PERMIT COST

There is a 4 cord minimum purchase for the personal use firewood permits. The minimum permit is $25.00 ($6.25 per cord). You can buy up to 8 cords per household per year at $6.25 per cord.  With your firewood permit purchase, you will receive the permit, load tickets (minimum of 1/4 cord increments), and a Ranger District firewood map to help you locate firewood wood in an appropriate area. You must have a map and brochure of the Ranger Districts you will be cutting in and the Caribou-Targhee Terms and Conditions

WHAT IS A CORD OF WOOD?

One cord of firewood measures 4ft. X 4ft. X 8ft. which equals 128 cubic feet and weighs approximately 2662 lbs. The average half-ton pickup can carry 1/2 cord of dry wood without overloading the vehicle. Remember to validate your firewood with load tickets before you leave the area where you cut.

WHERE CAN YOU GO?

Not all lands on the National Forest are open to firewood cutting. Please consult the firewood map to be sure you are in an area where cutting is permitted. Remember that not all land within the Forest is publicly owned. It is your responsibility to be certain you are not trespassing on private land. Click on the links below for the 2020 firewood maps and other information for each Ranger District Offices.

RANGER DISTRICT FIREWOOD MAPS:

Ashton/Island Park Ranger District:

General Firewood Areas

Dubois Ranger District:

Palisades Ranger District:
Montpelier/Soda Springs/Westside Ranger Districts:
Teton Basin Ranger District:

If you need help finding firewood ask for help at the nearest Ranger District Offices.

 

OTHER RULES:

Each Ranger District Office will have different terms and conditions for firewood permits due to local conditions. Please contact the Ranger District Offices you are interested in gathering firewood for more information.

 

Click here for the Caribou-Targhee National Forest terms and conditions brochure for more information for rules regarding the gathering of firewood.

 



Key Contacts

Sarah Wheeler
Public Affairs Officer
sarah.wheeler2@usda.gov
208-557-5765
Brian Micklich
Admin. Ops Specialist
brian.micklich@usda.gov
208-557-5762

 



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