Firewood Cutting Permits Resume

Beginning May 1, personal and commercial use firewood collection season will resume on the Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland. All areas will remain open through November 30, 2021. While many of the permit requirements were waived in 2020, the public will again be required to purchase firewood permits and tag their loaded firewood in 2021. While U.S. Forest Service offices remain closed to the public, individual permits can be purchased for $10 per cord (with a two cord minimum) from a variety of Central Oregon vendors. Each household may purchase up to 8 cords annually.

Permit holders will receive a ‘Firewood Synopsis,’ a publication illustrating the areas where the public has access to collect firewood after purchasing a firewood permit. Permit holders need to pay particular attention to the “Rules and Regulations” as well as the specific cutting designations listed on each cutting area map in the synopsis.  It is the responsibility of the permit holder to read the Firewood Synopsis in order to understand which tree species are available for firewood cutting and gathering in the designated areas. It is prohibited to possess or remove trees that have been cut illegally.

For individuals looking for a firewood permit for the Prineville District Bureau of Land Management, personal use firewood season will begin on June 1, 2021. Please contact the District office at 541-416-6700 for more information.

Additionally, commercial firewood, free use native plants and mushroom permits are now available. The permitting process for these special forest products is unique to each district so the public will need to choose the Ranger District they would like to visit and contact them directly for permitting information:

  • Deschutes National Forest
    • Bend-Fort Rock RD:   541-383-5300
    • Sisters Ranger District:  541-549-7700
    • Crescent Ranger District:  541-433-3200
  • Ochoco National Forest
    • Lookout Mountain and Paulina Ranger Districts:  541-416-6500
    • Crooked River National Grassland:  541-416-6640

For more information on firewood and special forest products, contact the Deschutes National Forest at (541) 383-5300, the Ochoco National Forest at (541) 416-6500, or the Prineville BLM at (541) 416-6700.

PERMIT VENDORS:

Bend: Bend Bi-Mart 351 NE 2nd St. – Bend, Oregon 97701 (541) 389-5505

Butler Market South 61396 S. Highway 97 – Bend, Oregon 97702 (541) 383-0146

Gilchrist: Gilchrist Grocery Store & Deli 138303 Hwy 97 N – Gilchrist, Oregon 97737 (541) 433-5367

La Pine: La Pine Bi-Mart 51670 Huntington Rd. – La Pine, Oregon 97739 (541) 536-9600

Quick Stop Market 51497 US Highway 97 – La Pine, Oregon 97739 (541) 536-2553

Madras: Madras Bi-Mart 1575 SW Madras-Prineville Hwy. (26/97) – Madras, Oregon 97741 (541) 475-1394

Prineville: R&R Grocery 940 S. SE Combs Flat Rd. – Prineville, Oregon 97754 (541) 447-7231

Prineville Bi-Mart 2091 NE 3rd St. – Prineville, Oregon 97754 (541) 447-0391

Redmond: Coastal Farm and Home Supply 3141 S. Highway 97- Redmond, Oregon 97756 (541) 548-4095

Redmond Bi-Mart 1727 SW Odem Medo Way -Redmond, Oregon 97756 (541) 923-7220

Sisters: Sisters Ace Hardware 373 E. Hood Ave. – Sisters, Oregon 97759 (541) 549-8011

Mainline Station 1001 Railway – Sisters, Oregon 97759 (541) 549-5400

Sisters Bi-Mart 445 Highway 20 – Sisters, Oregon 97759 (541) 719-2000

Sisters Rental 506 N. Pine Street – Sisters, Oregon 97759 (541) 549-9631

Sunriver: Summit Xpress 71355 S. Spring River Rd. – Sunriver, Oregon 97707 (541) 598-9080

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