Forest Product Permits

Collecting anything on National Forest System lands for commercial use requires a "Forest Product Permit". The taking or removal of forest products often requires a permit and/or the payment of a minimal fee. Commonly requested permits are for mushrooms, manzanita burls, post, poles and rails. Please inquire at the local District Office before removing any products from the forest.

Commercial purposes: A permit is required for taking or removal of any forest product for resale. 

Personal Use: A permit is required for taking or removal of the following forest products from the forest for personal use:

Personal Woodcutting Permits 
[Graphic]: Sign denoting Firewood Cutting Area.

  • Permits can be purchased that allow you to cut firewood on the Lassen National Forest. Permits are for noncommercial, personal use only. Cost of firewood permits are $10.00 per cord. Visit the Personal Use Firewood Permit page for more information.

Christmas Tree Cutting Permit
Christmas Tree Cutting Permits

  • Christmas Tree Permits are available starting November 1 and will be sold through December 23, 2022. Each permit allows for the harvesting of one Christmas tree from Lassen National Forest lands. Permits sell for $10.00 each, and the maximum allowed per household is two permits. Visit the Christmas Tree Cutting Permit page for more information.

Mushroom Permits

Morel Mushrooms can be found on the Lassen

  • Picking mushrooms is an enjoyable activity that takes no more than a simple basket, a knife, and a good knowledge of the forest and its fungi. The forest issues free personal use and commercial mushroom permits.
  • To obtain a free mushroom picking permit, please download, fill-out, mail back to an address listed in the application to receive your permit.
  • To "get picking," contact the District Forest Products Administrator and set up an appointment to apply for a permit. For more information check out our Mushroom Picking Tips brochure.