Forest Products Permits


Forest Product Permits

The following actions are prohibited: Cutting, removing or otherwise damaging any timber, tree, or other forest product, including special forest products and forest botanical products without a permit.

Forest Products are forest resources that are used for personal, commercial, and scientific purposes.  Examples include (Christmas trees, firewood, small tree, and other live plants, collections of cones, bark, conks, boughs, mushrooms, post and poles, rocks, etc.) except as authorized by Federal law, regulation, permit, contract, special use authorization, free use authorization, or personal use authorization. 

Guidelines for Plant Collection:

  • Following appropriate environmental analysis, commercial collection of native species (plants, plant parts, or seed-quantity, location and appropriateness) may be allowed.
  • Except for Forest Service approved scientific or restoration projects, or cultural use, no collection of seeds or plants are permitted in Research Natural Areas, Special Interest Areas, Wilderness or recommended Wilderness, developed recreation sites, the Central Wasatch Management Areas, and within the Cache Box-Elder Management Area from mouth of Logan Canyon to Temple Fork and Tony Grove-White Pine areas.

2022 Christmas Tree Cutting Information

UINTA-WASATCH-CACHE NATIONAL FORESTS: (801) 999-2103 http://fs.usda.gov/uwcnf  Beginning Thursday, November 10th, at 8:00 a.m. Christmas tree permits will be available to purchase online through https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/96b02cd4-ebc6-11ea-895c-7e0f799b6940 or at the following locations:

Heber-Kamas Ranger District: (435) 783-4338 – Christmas tree permits for the Heber-Kamas Ranger District are completely sold out for the 2022 season. 

If you have a Christmas tree cutting permit for the Heber-Kamas ares these are the species of trees that can be cut include sub-alpine fir, white fir and lodgepole pine. Trees 20 feet tall or shorter may be cut and removed.
General map of Christmas tree cutting areas   Map of Highway 150 Christmas tree cutting area 

Map of Highway 35 Christmas tree cutting area  Map of Strawberry Reservoir Christmas tree cutting area

Evanston/Mt. View Ranger Districts: (307) 789-3194 and (307) 782-6555  Permits will be available starting Tuesday, November 10, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.  Forest Service offices are closed Friday, November 11, for the Veteran’s Day holiday.  Permits are $20.00 and there is a one permit per household limit. Permits will be available at the following locations:

  • The Evanston Ranger District office, 1565 Highway 150, Suite A, Evanston, Wyoming, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Mt. View Ranger District office at 321 Highway 414, Mt. View, Wyoming, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • The Bear River Lodge which is located 30 miles south of Evanston on the Mirror Lake Highway, (435) 642-6289.
  • Benedict Thriftway Store, 950 North, Highway 414, Mountain View, Wyoming, (307) 782-3581. Benedicts is open 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sundays 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will close at 1:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day.
  • Please call the vendor for their operating hours
  • https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/96b02cd4-ebc6-11ea-895c-7e0f799b6940
    ($2.50 fee will be added to on-line sales)

Permits allow an up to 20-foot tree any species of tree may be cut, but Lodgepole pine is the main species in the area.  Snow conditions may require permit holders to use 4-wheel drive, snowmobiles, x-country skis, or snowshoes to access the cutting area.  The gates on the Mirror Lake Highway and the North Slope Road are typically closed during the first week of December, limiting access for people without a snow machine.  Cutting is not allowed in the Lily Lake Cross Country Ski Area. Access to the Mountain View Ranger District may require 4-wheel drive or the use of snow machines, skis, or snowshoes during this time of year. Please follow the district travel plan when cutting a Christmas tree. 
Map of Evanston Christmas tree cutting area Map of Mt. View Christmas tree cutting area

Logan Ranger District: (435) 755-3620 Starting November 10, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Christmas tree permits will be available to purchase online only through https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/96b02cd4-ebc6-11ea-895c-7e0f799b6940   Harvesting Christmas trees is not permitted in heritage locations such as the Tony Grove historical nursery area or Old Ephraim’s grave. Also not permitted is harvesting Christmas trees in research areas such as the T.W. Daniels Experimental Forest and the seasonal house area from First Dam to Woodcamp along highway 89 in Logan Canyon. Map of Logan Christmas tree cutting area

Salt Lake Ranger District: 801-733-2660 Starting November 10th 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Christmas tree permits will be available to purchase online only through https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/96b02cd4-ebc6- 11ea-895c-7e0f799b6940  Christmas tree harvesting is only allowed in the Stansbury Mountains located in Tooele County. Species are limited to Juniper and Pinyon trees.
Map of Salt Lake Christmas tree cutting area

ASHLEY NATIONAL FOREST: (435) 789-1181 – http://fs.usda.gov/ashley. Beginning Tuesday, November 8th, at 8:00 a.m. Christmas tree permits will be available to purchase online through:  
https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/07c8086f-ebc9-11ea-b83f-6e0e43d29f74
News Release

FISHLAKE NATIONAL FOREST:  (435) 896-9233 – http://fs.usda.gov/fishlake
Christmas tree permits are available to purchase online through:
https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/f2af86c8-ebca-11ea-b83f-6e0e43d29f74

DIXIE NATIONAL FOREST: (435) 865-3700 – http://fs.usda.gov/dixie
Beginning Tuesday, November 8th, at 8:00 a.m. Christmas tree permits will be available to purchase online through: 
https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/92cbeceb-ebc7-11ea-98dd-e638fec87f2e

MANTI-LASAL NATIONAL FOREST: (435) 636-3500 - http://fs.usda.gov/mantilasal
Christmas tree permits are available to purchase online through:
https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/59206b93-ebc7-11ea-895c-7e0f799b6940

Bureau of Land Management in Utah Christmas Tree Permits

Bridger-Teton National Forest Christmas Tree Permits

Sawtooth National Forest Christmas Tree Permits

Humbolt-Toyiabe National Forest Christmas Tree Permits

Christmas Tree Farms in Utah


2022 FIREWOOD CUTTING AND TRANSPLANTING TREES INFORMATION
Firewood cutting permits allows firewood cutters to remove downed timber or to cut standing dead trees under most conditions. Firewood cutters are urged to use caution when driving and cutting in the forest, as both are potentially dangerous activities. 

The funds generated by firewood permit sales go directly into road maintenance and salvage sale fund.

The Ogden and Logan Ranger Districts 

  • Logan Ranger District (435) 755-3620, 1500 E. Highway 89, Logan, UT 84321.
    Firewood permits are available for the 2021 season. Permits are valid for one season and end November 15, 2022. Permits allow you to collect dead and down wood only, in designated areas.
    Minimum purchase is 4 cords for $30 – additional cords are $7.50
    Maximum purchase is 10 cords per household for $75.
    Map of cutting areas
  • Ogden Ranger District, (801) 625-5112, 507 25th St., Ogden, UT 84401
    Firewood permits are available for the 2021 season. Permits are valid for one season and end November 15, 2022. Permits allow you to collect dead and down wood only, in designated areas.
    Minimum purchase is 4 cords for $30 – additional cords are $7.50
    Maximum purchase is 10 cords per household for $75.
    Map of cutting areas

Evanston Ranger District at (307) 789-3194, are now available at the Evanston office and the Bear River Ranger Station Thursday – Monday 8-12, 12:30-4:30.  Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Mt. View Ranger District at (307) 782-6555 Firewood cutting permits are available at the Mt. View Ranger District office and Benedicts Grocery Store. 
Personal Use Firewood Flyer  
Evanston Ranger District cutting area map
Mt. View Ranger District cutting area map 


Heber/Kamas Ranger District at (435) 783-4338 or (435) 654-0470
Firewood permits and Post and Pole permits will go on sale
June 27, 2022 in Kamas / June 28, 2022 in Heber 
Personal Use Firewood Cutting Flyer
Firewood Map 
Post and Pole cutting flyer and map
Transplanting Flyer
Transplanting Map

Pleasant Grove Ranger District at (801) 785-3563  
Map of firewood cutting area

Spanish Fork Ranger District at (801) 798-3571 
Personnel Use Firewood Cutting information

Ashley National Forest firewood cutting information
 

Salt Lake Ranger District:  Rock Permit
The Salt Lake Ranger District has discontinued the rock permit program.  Bureau of Land Management, Salt Lake District Office is issuing permits for their district.  For additional information contact 801-977-4300.