Personal use Firewood Permits

By on Thursday, April 14th, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

BAKER CITY – (Release from Wallowa-Whitman National Forest) – Beginning May 1, 2022, the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest will offer free personal-use firewood permits, with a limit of 10 cords per household, per year. Permits will be available, at no charge, over the counter at local FS Offices and through a variety of local vendors. A processing fee of up to $2 per transaction may be charged when obtaining the permits from local businesses.

Please make sure you contact your local district office to confirm permit availability and vendor locations, as it can vary depending on the district, the availability of wood and the type of permit.

Firewood permits are available starting May 1, 2022, and valid thru November 30, 2022. It is important to remember that early snow pack in the fall or high fire danger in the summer can affect the accessibility of wood and ability to fill firewood permits.

Firewood permits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Maps showing where you can gather firewood will be provided with your permit.

Commercial-use firewood permits will also be available at the regular fee of $10 per cord with a minimum 2 cord permit. Please contact your local Forest Service district office regarding commercial firewood permit availability.

Please check fire closure areas prior to heading out for collection. Industrial Fire Precaution Levels and public use restrictions can be found on our website or by calling the hotline at (541) 523-1234.

Whitman District Office: (Baker City, OR)

Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:30 M-F 1550

Dewey Avenue Suite A Baker City, Oregon 97814

(541) 523-6391

La Grande Ranger District Office: (La Grande, OR)

Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:30 M-F 3502

Hwy. 30 La Grande, Oregon 97850

(541) 962-8500

Wallowa Mountains Office: (Joseph, OR)

Office Hours: 8:00 – 4:30 M-F

201 East Second Street Joseph, OR 97846

(541) 426-5546