Forest Products Permits


Collecting rocks, say for backyard landscaping, requires a permit. Please contact your local Forest Service office for more information.


Woody Material


Gathering Firewood

Local vendors assist the Forest Service in serving the public by selling firewood permits after hours and on weekends. Current area vendors are:

  • Grangeville Area: Tackett's Saw Service
  • Kamiah/Kooskia Area: Cloningers Harvest Foods, Tom Cat's Sporting Goods
  • Potlatch Area: Idaho Rigging, Woodland Enterprises, Tri-State Outfitters (Moscow location)

For more information on gathering firewood for personal use, please see:   Gathering Firewood Brochure


Harvesting Christmas Trees

In this area, it is a popular tradition to begin the holiday season with an outing to the forest to cut the family’s Christmas tree. Permits for Christmas tree cutting are available seasonally at Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests offices, as well as the local vendors listed above.

View the "Cutting a Christmas Tree on YOUR Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests" brochure to assist you in finding your perfect holiday tree! Use the links below to print or view the brochure: