The free personal woodcutting permit program has been extended until further notice. Permits and tags are not required, however, customers must have a copy of woodcutting regulations and a firewood cutting map in their possession and follow those regulations when cutting. Personal use firewood may not be sold; up to 12 cords may be cut per calendar year.
As a reminder, commercial fuelwood is not part of the free personal-use fuelwood program, and commercial permits must be purchased. Commercial-use fuel/firewood permits and tags are required when the fuel/firewood collector (cutter) intends to sell, trade, or exchange fuel/firewood.
No green trees may be cut for commercial or personal use.
It is the responsibility of the woodcutter to obtain the Woodcutting Status each day prior to cutting by calling 1-800-847-7766. Chainsaw use may be restricted or prohibited depending on daily fire restrictions.
To obtain a copy of personal-use firewood regulations and woodcutting map:
1. Fastest option: Download (click and save to your computer) personal firewood regulations at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/plumas/passes-permits/?cid=stelprdb5422456. Maps may be downloaded at: Plumas NF Woodcutting Map (Front – 1.35mb – pdf) and Plumas NF Woodcutting Map (Back – 1.53mb – pdf). If you do not have a home printer, Wi-Fi, and/or internet service, use a friend’s or visit your local library for help.
2. Visit a PNF Ranger District Office and pick up copies outside the front entrance.
3. Slowest option: Receive a copy via mail. Call your local District office and request a copy.
One cord is the amount of tightly piled wood in a stack four feet high by four feet wide by eight feet long (128cuft). You may obtain a maximum of 12 cords of firewood for personal-use per calendar year.
For more information regarding the Plumas NF firewood cutting program, please contact your local Plumas NF Ranger District Office.