Forest Products Permits
Firewood permits are on sale beginning in June through November 30 each year. Firewood permits authorize a four-cord minimum purchase, and a ten-cord maximum purchase per household. A cord is defined as tightly piled wood in a stack four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long.
Fuelwood permits on the Ferron/Price and Sanpete districts are available at $5 per cord. Moab and Monticello fuelwood permits are available at $5 per cord for the standard permit. There is a four-cord ($20.00) minimum purchase, and a ten-cord maximum per household.
A valid permit is required prior to an individual collecting and removing any forest product, including fuelwood, from National Forest System lands. For all Firewood Permit Rules and Regulations click here. To see restricted areas for Firewood cutting please see the following maps: North Zone Map, North Zone Skyline Map, North Zone Millers Flat / Cleveland Reservoir Map, Moab Map, Monticello Map.
Christmas tree permits are sold from October through the middle of December. Permits are sold online through recreation.gov. Details about designated cutting areas, dates and types of trees that may be cut may be found here.
Fourth graders with an Every Kid Outdoors pass are eligible for a free holiday tree permit through their local National Forest. To obtain a free holiday tree permit, visit recreation.gov to apply using the Every Kid Outdoors pass by checking the box indicating you have a pass and entering the pass or voucher number.
To purchase a Christmas Tree permit, visit recreation.gov and search for Manti-La Sal National Forest Christmas Tree Permits. It is important to carefully read the overview and need-to-know information prior to purchasing the permit. Visitors will also need to set up or login to a recreation.gov account to complete the transaction.
Post, Pole & Seed:
The Manti-La Sal National Forest is currently issuing post & pole and seed permits.
These permits are in addition to the fuelwood permits, which are available for up to four cords per household.
Rocks & Meteorite:
Rock hunting (surface collection of rocks and agates, excluding meteorites and fossils), for personal, hobby, and noncommercial use only, is allowed without a permit. Limitations are one five-gallon bucket per day, per person, with a total limit of 250 pounds of rock per year. For other uses of rock material, contact the local Forest Service Office. Trading, bartering, or selling rocks and agates from National Forest System Lands is not allowed.
Meteorite is a stony or metallic object from interplanetary space that has fallen to the earth’s surface. The collection of meteorites for personal, hobby, educational, and noncommercial use is allowed without a permit.
The collection and/or duplication of vertebrate fossils, including vertebrate trace fossils, from National Forest System Lands requires a permit (36 CFR 261.9 (i)). Permits are issued to qualified paleontologists, who curate fossils and their duplicates into federally approved facilities.
No permits for the collection of any fossils (plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, or any trace fossils) are issued for commercial purposes, except for petrified wood. Trading, bartering, or selling any fossil material (plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, or any trace fossils) removed from National Forest System Lands is prohibited.
For more in-depth information on rocks, meteorites, artifacts, and fossils on national forest system lands, visit here.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Maps of the Manti-La Sal National Forest are available online here, www.fs.usda.gov/main/mantilasal/maps-pubs. Maps can also be downloaded using the Avenza Map Store ( www.avenzamaps.com), these maps are useable when out of cell service. Maps can also be requested from your local district ranger office.
Yes. Permits will be available in person or over the phone. To request a forest product permit for the Manti-La Sal National Forest via phone, please call the district you are planning to collect from and leave a voicemail with a name and good call back phone number. Employees will process requests and take payments for permits over the phone during regular business hours from 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 4:30 pm. Upon requesting a permit over the phone, please allow the Forest 7-10 business days to mail the permit.
The Manti-La Sal offers a variety of forest product permits, with varying cost per permit. Please contact your local ranger district for further details. Rock hunting (surface collection of rocks and agates, excluding meteorites and fossils), for personal, hobby, and noncommercial use only, is allowed without a permit.
Forest permits are available on a walk-in basis or may be purchased over the phone. The contacts for the Districts are Ferron/Price Ranger District @ 435-636-3580 Sanpete Ranger District @ 435-636-3300 Moab Ranger District @ 435-259-7155 Monticello Ranger District @ 435-587-2041
Please leave a call back number and the Forest will call you back to get the required information needed for the permit. All rules associated with the permit will be the same as previous years.
The phone numbers for the districts are: Ferron/Price Ranger District -- 435-636-3580 Sanpete Ranger District -- 435-636-3300 Moab Ranger District -- 435-259-7155 Monticello Ranger District -- 435-587-2041