Personal use firewood and post and pole permits for 2018 will go on sale beginning Jan. 8, to allow time for the product sales system to update for the current year.
As with each year, firewood permits issued for 2018 will expire on Dec. 31, 2018, whether or not all firewood has been removed.
Personal use firewood permits are intended to be used for the collection of firewood, not other forest products.
The price for personal use firewood permits remains at $5 per cord, with a four-cord minimum purchase. The personal use firewood program allows for a maximum of 16 cords per household, per year.
Post and pole permits are available for the harvesting of post and poles in designated locations. The minimum purchase price of a post and pole permit is $20.
Detailed information may be found online at fs.usda.gov/main/malheur/passes-permits.
The public is asked to take additional precautions when cutting firewood late in the fall and early winter when road and soil conditions become slick, soggy and saturated. Firewood cutters should be prepared for winter weather conditions at any moment. Mountain travel will require extreme care to avoid getting stuck in the mud or snow and causing resource damage to the land and vegetation.
For more information, contact the Malheur National Forest office at 541-575-3000.