Post and Pole Permits

North Fork John Day Ranger District

Personal-use Post and Pole Permits are available at the North Fork John Day Ranger District Office in Ukiah, Oregon. Currently, there are eight areas across the district, designated and marked on the ground for personal-use post and pole removal. The personal-use permit allows the removal of up to 2,000 linear feet per household of post and pole material. The minimum purchase is $20.00.

The price per linear foot for a pole is $.04. For an example; 100 ten-foot poles equal 1,000 linear feet, 1,000 linear feet at $.04 per linear foot would cost $40.00. The price per linear foot for a post is $.08. For an example; 125 eight-foot posts equal 1,000 linear feet, 1,000 linear feet at $.08 per linear foot would cost $80.00. You may mix any combination of post and pole amounts as long as the minimum permit is $20 and you do not exceed the maximum 2,000 linear feet per household limit.

Only live or dead lodgepole pine can be removed with this permit. Live lodgepole has a maximum cut diameter limit of 7". There is no cut diameter limit on dead lodgepole.

This program provides people the opportunity to cut and haul post and pole materials for their own personal use, whether its for building corrals, fences, or using them to landscape the yard. Permits and maps of the post and pole areas area available at the North Fork John Day Ranger District during business hours, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Permits and maps can be obtained at the Heppner Ranger District and the Supervisor's Office in Pendleton, Oregon for North Fork John Day Ranger District personal-use Post and Pole areas during the same business hours. Post and pole areas close November 30.

Walla Walla Ranger District

Personal-use Post and Pole Permits are available at the Walla Walla Ranger District Office in Walla Walla, Washington. Currently, there are designated Post and Pole areas on the District located near High Ridge Lookout,south of Ruckle Junction and Lookout Mountain east of Jubilee Lake.

The price per linear foot for a pole is $.04. For an example; 100 ten-foot poles equal 1,000 linear feet, 1,000 linear feet at $.04 per linear foot would cost $40.00. The price per linear foot for a post is $.08. For an example; 125 eight-foot posts equal 1,000 linear feet, 1,000 linear feet at $.08 per linear foot would cost $80.00. You may mix any combination of post and pole amounts as long as the minimum permit is $20 and you do not exceed the maximum 2,000 linear feet per household limit.

Only live or dead Lodgepole pine can be removed with this permit. Live Lodgepole pine has a maximum cut diameter limit of 7 inches. The diameter is measured at 4.5 feet up from ground level. There is no cut diameter limit on dead Lodgepole pine. All stump heights will be eight inches in height. Cutting of trees shall be spread out between trees, do not create clearings. Branches and debris will be scattered into timbered areas and away from roads, road shoulders, ditches, and/or streams. All vehicles are restricted to established roads. Tractors, ATV, Jammers, etc., are not allowed. Pickup bumper winches can be used as long as lead end is suspended or hand carried to the road. Do not cut trees painted orange.

This program provides people the opportunity to cut and haul post and pole materials for their own personal use, whether its for building corrals, fences, or landscaping. Information needed to create the permit: name, mailing address, tax identification or driver's license number, vehicle information (year, make, model, color, and license plate number of vehicle being used to haul poles) . Also, need to know the linear foot amount of poles need to purchase. Requests can be done at anytime, but the permit and map will be issued within 48 hours of the request. Requests can be made at the Walla Walla Ranger District Office, 1415 West Rose Street, Walla Walla, Washington, during business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The phone number is (509) 522-6290. Post and Pole areas close October 15.





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