Forest Products Permits

2024 Personal-Use Firewood Permits for sale April 5

Forest staff issue permits to collect firewood for personal use. Permits for the 2024 woodcutting season will be available in early April. 

Special forest products encompass a variety of products, ranging from firewood to edible delights. Decorative floral greens, mosses, cones, berries, Christmas trees and boughs, posts, poles and burls are just some of the products which come from the Mendocino National Forest.

The availability of special forest products varies by location. Like other forest resources, they must be carefully managed to protect them and ensure a lasting supply for the future. Permits are issued for many products and a minimal fee may be charged. Contact the ranger station where you plan to collect your special forest product to see if permits are required.

Remember: All commercial uses or removal of products on public lands require a permit.


Mushroom growing at base of tree

Mushroom permits: Mushroom Season is currently closed

The public can buy permits to collect mushrooms at Forest Service offices in Willows, Stonyford, Covelo, and Upper Lake, or order by mail. The Mendocino National Forest sells three different mushroom permits:

  1. A $20 permit allows up to eight gallons of mushrooms, collected over four consecutive days. 
  2. A $50 permit allows up to 20 gallons, collected over 30 consecutive days.  Additional days may be purchased for $5 a day. 
  3. A $100 season permit allows up to 40 gallons for the season. 

If you reach your gallon limit, you can buy another permit. Check current conditions before traveling to the forest to collect mushrooms. Each permit is only valid for collecting mushrooms from National Forest System lands within the Covelo Ranger District, Upper Lake Ranger District, and Grindstone Ranger District. 


Personal Use Firewood Permits

For current firewood cutting information, please call 530-934-3316.

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