Forest Products Permits

  • Firewood Permits

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    The Santa Fe National Forest will begin selling permits at the Pecos/Las Vegas district office and at the forest supervisor's office on April 17. Permits will be available at the Coyote, Cuba, Espanola, and Jemez district offices beginning May 1.​

    The Santa Fe National Forest provides firewood for personal use on a permit basis. For information about firewood tags, important do's and don't, what not to cut, snag trees, and permits, download the 2023 firewood guide.

  • Wildings

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    Wilding permits, which authorize collecting live plants and trees from National Forest lands for personal use are available by contacting the Santa Fe National Forest.

  • Recreational Rock Collecting

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    Non-commercial personal use (recreational) metal detecting, rock collecting (hounding), gold panning (dry wash or manual pan, not using any type of powered equipment, such as a sluice or dredge) generally do not require a permit, but check with an office.

  • Christmas Tree Permits

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    The Santa Fe National Forest sells Christmas Tree permits starting in the fall and continuing through December. This permit allows you to cut a Christmas Tree within designated areas of the Santa Fe National Forest!

  • Moss Rock

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    Moss rock may be obtained from various pre-approved areas on the Forest with a permit.

  • Edible Materials

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    Gathering piñon nuts is a local tradition on the Santa Fe National Forest. No permit is required to gather up to one (1) bushel of piñon nuts for personal use.


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