Firewood permits are issued in a series of half-cord tags. The minimum purchase price is $20. This package includes four half-cord tags, for a total of 2 cords. Additional half-cord tags can be purchased for $5 each. Firewood permits are available at all Dixie National Forest Offices (St. George, Cedar City, Panguitch, and Escalante), and are valid through the end of the 2013 calendar year.
Special regulations dictate what types of trees and tree size (diameter at the stump) can be cut in different areas of the forest. For instance, on the Powell Ranger District it is not legal to cut oak. On the Pine Valley, Cedar City, and Escalante Ranger Districts oak can be cut. These regulations are provided with the purchase of a permit.
Tags, which come with the permit, should be attached to the load before transporting the firewood. Stumps left after cutting should be no higher than 12 inches in height. Slash created from cutting should be left no deeper than 24 inches.
Firewood may be collected anywhere on the Dixie National Forest except in the following areas:
• Areas posted or identified as closed on a map that is provided with the permit
• Marked timber sales
• Administrative sites
• Picnic grounds
Motorized vehicle travel off designated system roads for the purpose of firewood gathering is limited to 150 feet unless otherwise designated in the firewood permit. It is highly recommended that an official Motorized Vehicle Use Map (Travel Map) is carried with the firewood permit. These complimentary maps are available at all ranger district offices.
To limit damage to the forest road system, please do not drive on muddy roads. If you need suggestions on where to cut, please call or visit your local Forest Service office.
For more information, contact the Dixie National Forest at (435) 865-3700.