Forest Products Permits
National Forests and Grasslands throughout the Northern Region, including the Kootenai National Forest, will continue to offer free firewood for personal use through December 31, 2022. You must obtain a hard-copy permit in order to track harvesting and communicate important wildfire safety and collection information. Please adhere to all regulations and best practices while gathering Forest products. To obtain a permit, please call your local Ranger Station.
Limits, Fees, and Requirements
Listed below are the limits, fees and permit requirements for most products available. All limits and fees are for personal use only, and apply to one adult per calendar year. Gathering any product to be sold is considered commercial harvesting. Some of these products may be harvested in greater quantities for commercial use, however, different permits and fees are required. For more information about commercial harvesting, and more details on the limits and permit requirements for these and other products, contact one of the Kootenai National Forest offices.
Visit our Christmas Tree page to find out more about getting a permit online and best practices for harvesting your tree.
No permit or fee required up to 10 gallons.
No commercial permits are being offered at this time.
View the 2022 Mushroom Picking Information
Collection of seeds, fruits and berries (other than Huckleberries): No fees, limits or permits required.
No permit or fee required for up to 100 lbs. green weight (except for Pacific Yew which has a 50lb. limit) per year. Amounts greater than 100 lbs. (or 50 lbs. for Pacific Yew) requires a commercial-use permit.
Minerals permit required for up to 4 tons/year maximum. Use of hand tools only for loose rock.