Forest Products Permits

Fuelwood Cutting Permits

A valid permit is required for cutting and/or removing any wood products from National Forest Lands.  Firewood permits may be obtained from the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Forest Supervisor's Office and are typically available in early June, weather permitting.  You may call the Forest Supervisor's office at (530) 543-2694 in mid-May to check on the date.  Permits are valid in any of the open designated firewood cutting areas within the Lake Tahoe Basin through October 31, depending on dry soil conditions.  You must be at least 18 years of age and show a valid picture identification.  For more information, follow the link listed above. The fee for the purchase of a Firewood Cutting Permit is $20 per cord, 2 cord minimum.


Holiday Tree Permits

During the holiday season the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit offers permits for the public to select and cut holiday trees in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Permits are offered to help reduce hazardous fuel materials that have built up over years of fire suppression. Removal of excessive amounts of small trees helps create a healthier forest over time.  For more information, follow the link above.