As the impacts from COVID-19 continue to be felt across the country, the US Forest Service is committed to providing services on public lands and doing what’s possible for those in need. As such, the Shasta-Trinity National Forest will provide free personal use firewood permits through September 30, 2020.
Effective July 1, 2020, woodcutters will be required to hold a free use permit and follow the associated regulations within that permit, along with a Shasta-Trinity National Forest Fuelwood Cutting Map. Permits will be available for issuance beginning June 25. A total of up to 12 cords of firewood for personal use is permitted per calendar year. Any previously obtained 2020 firewood permits will count toward the 12-cord limit. A cord is the amount of tightly piled wood in a stack four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long. If you purchased a 2020 firewood permit prior to office closures, that permit remains valid and can be used.
Please call your local ranger station starting June 25 to request a free use fuelwood permit. Permits will be returned to requesters by hardcopy mail. As a reminder, it is the responsibility of the permit holder to check and be aware of the daily firewood cutting restrictions in effect. Firewood cutting restriction information can be obtained by going to www.fs.usda.gov/goto/stnf/fuelwood or calling (530) 226-2457.
Incidental amounts of other forest products may be collected as outlined in the following brochure: www.fs.usda.gov/goto/stnf/incidentaluse. For information on other fee permits, please call one of the listed ranger districts below, or information on forest product permits can be found at www.fs.usda.gov/goto/stnf/forestproductpermits.
Shasta-Trinity National Forest Headquarters (530) 226-2500
Hayfork Ranger Station (530) 628-5227
McCloud Ranger Station (530) 440-4105
Mt. Shasta Ranger Station (530) 404-4509
Shasta Lake Ranger Station (530) 440-4554
Weaverville Ranger Station (530) 623-2121