Forest Products Permits

Forest Product Permits

Permits are required to collect forest products that include, but are not limited to: bark, berries, boughs, bryophytes, bulbs, burls, cones, ferns, forbs, fungi (including mushrooms), grasses, mosses, nuts, pine straw, roots, sedges, seeds, transplants, tree sap, wildflowers, fence material, mine props, posts and poles, shingle and shake bolts, and rails.

Please check with the Forest Service office in South Lake Tahoe for specific information on items you may be interested in.

Woodcutting Permits

July 2, 2020 - The LTBMU is working on a plan to offer free permits for personal use firewood through Sep. 30, 2020. Please check back for updates.

Christmas Tree Permits

During the holiday season, the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit offers permits for the public to select and cut Christmas trees in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Permits are offered not only to provide a traditional holiday experience, but to also help reduce excess vegetation that has built up over years of fire suppression. Removal of excessive amounts of small trees helps create a healthier forest over time. Follow the link above for more information.