Current Activity Levels and Restrictions

For information on the daily fire restrictions, call the Forest Service Fuelwood Recording at:

(866) 242-9941 or (530) 226-2457 and listen for the Project Activity Level (PAL).

Fuelwood Cutters and Service Contracts use the Project Activity Level System (PAL)

Fuelwood Permit Requirements

  1. Chainsaws and all other internal combustion engines must have an approved spark arrester.
  2. An approved fire extinguisher and shovel with an overall length of 46 inches is required in the immediate area.
  3. In addition to the requirements listed in #1 and #2 above, the following additional restrictions apply to fuelwood cutting by Project Activity Level (PAL). See fuelwood recording information below.

PAL Levels

  • A, B, C: No additional permit restrictions
  • D: No fuelwood cutting after 1:00 pm.
  • Ev/E: no fuelwood cutting at any time.
  1. This permit is void when a emergency fire closure is enacted.

Timber Sale Contracts

Use the Activity Level System specified in individual contracts. This is either Sale Activity Level (SAL) or Project Activity Level (PAL). Contractors must follow their contract specified Activity Level requirements.


Durning the Winter and Spring months, the Sale Activity Level (SAL) will be "1" and the Project Activity Level (PAL) will be "A". This may change if there is a significant warming trend. We will start updating the Activity Levels on a daily basis about May 2019.

District Area
Project Activity Level (PAL)
Sale Activity Level (SAL)
*PAL Area 1 - Mt. Shasta A 1
*PAL Area 2 - McCloud1 A 1
*PAL Area 3 - NRA and Shasta Lake A 1
*PAL Area 4 - Hayfork and Yolla Bolla A 1
*PAL Area 5 - Big Bar & Weaverville A 1




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