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 whatâ€™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