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.

2021 Christmas Tree Cutting News Release

Evanston/Mt. View Ranger Districts: (307) 789-3194 and (307) 782-6555 

The Evanston Ranger District office has ~190 tags, Evanston Ranger District office, 1565 Highway 150, Suite A, Evanston, Wyoming, Monday – Friday, 800 a.m. to 430 p.m. Last Chance fuel station has ~ 230 tags located at 49 Aspen Grove Drive E., in Evanston, WY (307) 789-6872 and the Bear River Lodge has ~ 160 tags, located 30 miles south of Evanston on the Mirror Lake Highway (435) 642-6289. Please call the vendor for their operating hours. There are still 701 permits still available through https://www.recreation.gov/.../96b02cd4-ebc6-11ea-895c...

The Mt. View office is still currently closed at this time, but permits can be purchased at Benedict Thriftway Store, 950 North, Highway 414, Mountain View, Wyoming. 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 pm, (307) 782-3581.

Permits allow up to a 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. Christmas tree flyer   Map of Evanston Ranger District cutting areas
Mt. View Ranger District: Christmas tree flyer  Map of Mt. View Ranger District cutting areas

Heber-Kamas Ranger District: Permits are sold out. 

Logan Ranger District:  Permits are sold out 

Salt Lake Ranger District:  Starting November 9, 2021 Christmas tree permits will be available to purchase only online through https://www.recreation.gov/tree-permits/96b02cd4-ebc6-11ea-895c-7e0f799b6940 at 10:00 AM Mountain Time.  Christmas tree harvesting is only allowed in the Stansbury Mountains located in Tooele County. Species are limited to Juniper and Pinyon trees.  Map of Christmas Tree cutting area.

Spanish Fork Ranger District: Permits are sold out

Ashley National Forest Christmas tree cutting permits will be available starting November 9, 2021.  Cutting a Christmas tree in a National Forest is a wonderful experience and tradition for many to begin the holiday season.  Permits may be purchased for $15.00 at various Forest Service Offices, local vendors, and online at Recreation.gov.  Permits are limited to one per household. Tree permits will be available at the following locations:

  • Duchesne Ranger District
  • Flaming Gorge Market and Mercantile in Manila

Permits will not be available at the Forest Supervisor’s Office at 355 North Vernal Avenue in Vernal.  Please use one of the vendors or office locations listed above
In addition, children in fourth grade who obtain a pass in the Every Kid Outdoors program, are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit. Information on how to obtain a pass is available at www.everykidoutdoors.gov.

  • Flaming Gorge Ranger District
  • Davis Jubilee in Vernal and Roosevelt
  • Uintah Outdoor Power Equipment in Vernal
  • Stewarts Market Place in Roosevelt
  • Liberty Corner (Shirley's) in Lapoint
  • Hanna Country Store in Hanna
  • Flaming Gorge Resort in Dutch John


Manti-LaSal National Forest
Fishlake National Forest
Dixie National Forest
Sawtooth National Forest
Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Bridger-Teton National Forest
Humbolt-Toyibee National Forest
Bureau of Land Management
Christmas Tree Farms in Utah

2021 FIREWOOD CUTTING AND TRANSPLANTING TREES INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED IN THE MIDDLE OF MAY
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, 2021. 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, 2021. 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, Mt. View Ranger District at (307) 782-6555 Firewood cutting permits are available . 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 
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.


 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/uwcnf/passes-permits/forestproducts