Forest Products Permits

Where To Obtain Permits:

Permits may be obtained in person at any District Office, Visitor Center, or local vendor.

Christmas Tree Christmas Tree Permits

You must have a valid permit in your possession at all times when cutting Christmas Trees on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Cutting or removal of forest products is prohibited in campgrounds, summer home sites, administrative sites (guard stations), ski areas, Cache Creek Canyon near Jackson, the Snake River Canyon, designated Wilderness or Wilderness Study Areas, and elk feed grounds. Exceptions to any closed areas must be written on the permit and signed by a Forest Officer.Stumps must be cut to 8 inches or less.

Forest Service videos with fun and informational ideas to maximize your tree hunting experience: 

Chirstmas Tree Guidelines Video

"Oh Christmas Tree"- Tips for a Successful Tree Hunting Video

"Our Christmas Tree Permit Tradition" Video

December 2010- the Bridger-Teton National Forest provided the nation with the annual Capitol Christmas Tree for the first time in Wyoming History. Themed: “Wyoming: Forever West” the search for the perfect Christmas tree ultimately leads to the selection of an 83 year old (67 foot tall) Engelmann Spruce from the Pacific Creek area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

 You can follow the 4,800 miles journey made from Wyoming to Wyoming to D.C. and be reminded why it truly is one of the best times of the year.

PBS-"From Wyoming to the Nation: Journey of the Capital Tree"

C-SPAN-"Capital Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony" 

Firewood

The firewood program requires that firewood be charged for at the rate of $7.00 per cord, with a minimum charge of $35.00 per permit. However, free wood may be available in some areas. Check with your local District Office for location of these areas.

In order to ensure that there will be enough firewood accessible to people for their personal use in the future, each family is limited to 10 cords per year, per household.

Permittees wishing to use tractors, horses, cable systems or other than a pickup truck, winch, chainsaw or ATV must check with their local District Office and obtain written permission and attach to the permit. Motorized travel on the Forest is restricted to designated routes. Free, printable motorized vehicle use maps are available online of the Forest.

Products Available Annually from May 1-December 31 

  • Transplant- Personal Use
    • $5 under 6ft. - $10 for 6 to 10ft. - $25 10 to 20ft. with a $20 minimum
  • Transplant- Commercial Use
    • $5 under 6ft. - $10 for 6 to 10ft. - $25 10 to 20ft. with a $20 minimum

Products Available Annually from May 15-December 31 

  • Firewood-Personal Use 
    • $7.00 per cord with a $35 minimum
  • Firewood- Live Aspen
    • $7.00 per cord with a $35 minimum
  • Post/Poles-Dead
    • $.80 each 0 to 4.9 in. - $1 each 5 to 6.9 in. with a  $20 minimum

Products Available Annually from October 1-December 31 

  • Christmas Trees-Personal Use
    • $10 under 12ft.- $15 for 12 to 25ft. - $25 over 25ft. with a $10 minimum
  • Christmas Trees-Commercial Use
    • $10 under 12ft., $15 for 12 to 25ft. - $25 over 25ft. with a $10 minimum

Products Available by Request- Check local offices for availability

  • Firewood-Free Use
    • Free
  • Firewood-Special Areas
    • $7.00 per cord with a $35 minimum
  • Post/Poles- Green
    • $1.50 each  0 to 4.9 in. - $2.50 each 5 to 6.9 in. with a $20 minimum
  • Boughs & Miscellaneous- Personal & Commercial
    • $.20 per pound with a $20 minimum
  • Dry Cones, Foliage, Seeds & Wildflowers- Personal & Commercial
    • $2.00 per pound with a $20 minimum
  • Other Miscellaneous Products- Personal & Commercial
    • Prices may not be established with a $20 minimum


Mushrooms

Mushrooms are one of the things that make spring a favorite time of year for many visitors to the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Late April – May is usually the peak season for collecting mushrooms though they can normally be collected for a 4-6 week period after the snow has melted.

No permit or fee is required. Hikers, campers and other people visiting the Bridger-Teton National Forest may collect up to one gallon of mushrooms per person per day.

Mushrooms gathered under incidental harvest are for personal use only. Selling or exchanging mushrooms gathered incidentally is a violation of Federal Regulations (Title 36 CFR 261.6F), punishable by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for not more than 6 months, or both. (About mushrooms)

 

Minerals Permits

For a Rock Gathering/Minerals Permit, please fill out the application and send to the contact person designated on the form. You can expect a respose within one-two weeks if not sooner.

 

Christmas Tree Christmas Tree Permits

You must have a valid permit in your possession at all times when cutting Christmas Trees on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Cutting or removal of forest products is prohibited in campgrounds, summer home sites, administrative sites (guard stations), ski areas, Cache Creek Canyon near Jackson, the Snake River Canyon, designated Wilderness or Wilderness Study Areas, and elk feed grounds. Exceptions to any closed areas must be written on the permit and signed by a Forest Officer.Stumps must be cut to 8 inches or less.

Forest Service videos with fun and informational ideas to maximize your tree hunting experience: 

Chirstmas Tree Guidelines Video

"Oh Christmas Tree"- Tips for a Successful Tree Hunting Video

"Our Christmas Tree Permit Tradition" Video

December 2010- the Bridger-Teton National Forest provided the nation with the annual Capitol Christmas Tree for the first time in Wyoming History. Themed: “Wyoming: Forever West” the search for the perfect Christmas tree ultimately leads to the selection of an 83 year old (67 foot tall) Engelmann Spruce from the Pacific Creek area of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

 You can follow the 4,800 miles journey made from Wyoming to Wyoming to D.C. and be reminded why it truly is one of the best times of the year.

PBS-"From Wyoming to the Nation: Journey of the Capital Tree"

C-SPAN-"Capital Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony"