Personal Use Fuelwood

Wooden sign-log & ax-Available by PhoneFIREWOOD SEASON 2020:                       Kaibab National Forest to offer firewood permits by phone starting May 1

The Kaibab National Forest will offer firewood cutting permits for the 2020 season over the phone beginning May 1. 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 1 or after should call the office for the district on which they plan to cut firewood:

  • Williams Ranger District – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – (928) 635-5600
  • Tusayan Ranger District – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – (928) 638-2443
  • North Kaibab Ranger District – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – (928) 643-8153

2020 News Releases

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 2020 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.

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 2020. Reusable Load Tag Instructions.

Williams Ranger District

Fuelwood season dates – May 1 to Dec. 31, 2020

Tusayan Ranger District

Fuelwood season dates – May 1 to Dec. 31, 2020

North Kaibab Ranger District

Fuelwood season dates - May 1 to Nov. 30, 2020

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