Personal Use Firewood

Wooden sign-log & ax-Available by Phone2021 FIRE SEASON INFORMATION

The Kaibab National Forest will offer firewood cutting permits for the 2021 season over the phone beginning May 3rd. Cutting may begin as soon as permits have been received through the mail.

Permits will not be offered in person at office locations this year in order to protect public and employee health during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Kaibab National Forest employees remain committed to supporting local economies and providing home heating and other essential services to communities and individuals already stressed by current circumstance.

Those seeking firewood cutting permits on May 3rd or after should call the office for the district on which they plan to cut firewood:

  • Supervisor's Office - Mon. Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (928) 635-8200
    • For Williams & Tusayan Ranger Districts Only
  • North Kaibab Ranger District – Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (928) 660-3913
  • Tusayan Ranger District – Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (928) 638-2443
  • Williams Ranger District – Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (928) 635-5600

Many people visit the Kaibab National Forest every year to collect firewood. These wood products are frequently used by local community and tribal members for home heating, cooking and other critical purposes.

We are committed to providing plentiful opportunities for firewood collection across the forest. Not only does this provide an important public service, but it also assists with forest restoration efforts. By clearing out dead and down trees as well as small-diameter trees, firewood cutters help us improve overall forest health and reduce the threat of unnaturally severe wildfire. Firewood cutters are our partners in restoration!

The Kaibab National Forest provides firewood for personal use through both free and paid permits. A permit is always required by anyone harvesting any firewood on the National Forest.

Welcome Woodcutters! The Forest Supervisor of the Kaibab National Forest shares information in this letter regarding 2021 firewood season offerings, which are different than in previous years due to the pandemic and will only be in effect this year. We consider woodcutters to be our partners in forest restoration, and we hope that by continuing to work together and expanding opportunities to remove wood from the forest, we can achieve our mutual goal  of land stewardship while ensuring your continued access to a needed forest product.

​Kaibab NF to begin offering firewood permits May 3 ~ news release

El Bosque Nacional Kaibab comenzará a ofrecer permisos de leña a partir del 3 de mayo ~ comunicado de prensa

Land Steward Guide

As part of continuing firewood program improvements, the Kaibab National Forest has developed a Land Steward Guide, which highlights the ecological impacts that collecting firewood can have on forest resources and describes best practices that will ensure the sustainability of these resources across the landscape and over time. We hope you will help us protect and improve conditions and resources on the Kaibab by taking this guide to heart and encouraging your family, friends and fellow woodcutters to do the same. We will all win if we have a healthy forest to share!

Reusable Load Tag System

The Kaibab National Forest personal use firewood program is implementing a Reusable Load Tag System for firewood season 2021. 

Williams Ranger District

Firewood season dates – May 3 to Dec. 31, 2021

Tusayan Ranger District

Firewood season dates – May 3 to Dec. 31, 2021

North Kaibab Ranger District 

Firewood season dates - May 3 to Nov. 30, 2021

Forest Products for Traditional and Cultural Purposes​

The Kaibab National Forest has a policy for providing free forest products to Native Americans for traditional and cultural purposes. The objective of this policy is to accommodate traditional use of the forest by Native Americans while ensuring that collection of forest products does not result in undesirable impacts to natural and cultural resources.

A stacked pile of firewood ready for personal home use