Gathering Firewood

photograph of stacked firewoodTo cut firewood for personal use on National Forest lands in Idaho, you must have a Personal Use Firewood Permit. At $5.00 per cord, you can purchase a permit for no less than four cords ($20) and no more than twelve ($60). A permit is good for gathering firewood from the time of purchase through March 31. You are only allowed to haul firewood up to 6 feet in length.  Anything longer must be approved in writing by the Forest Service. Permits are available at Forest Service offices.

Please select from the following options to learn more.

Getting and Displaying Your Firewood Permit

Where Can I Cut?

Protect Riparian Areas

What Can I Cut?

Measuring and Hauling Firewood

The Best Firewood

Chainsaw and Fire Safety