STNF Supervisor Scott Russell announced last week that effective Monday, the price per cord of personal use fuelwood will be reduced from $5 per cord to $2 per cord.

The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is hoping that by reducing the cost of permits to collect firewood, more people will use wood to warm their homes and it will have the added benefit of reducing hazardous fuels.

STNF Supervisor Scott Russell announced last week that effective Monday, the price per cord of personal use fuelwood will be reduced from $5 per cord to $2 per cord.

“By reducing the cost of these permits, we hope to encourage more people to go and enjoy their National Forest System lands and obtain fuelwood to heat their homes,” said Russell. “Firewood gathering also has the added benefit to help reduce hazardous fuel loading and roadside hazards.”

The forest will be monitoring the effectiveness of the price change and re-evaluate the reduction in price over the next few years, according to a press release from the Forest Service. The goal is to increase the attainment of restoration objectives through the personal use fuelwood program, complementing the forest’s fuels reduction and restoration projects.

Instead of getting four cords of wood for the $20-minimum purchase, purchasers will now get ten cords of personal use fuelwood for $20. The personal-fuelwood limit will remain at 12 cords per year, according to the release.

The new permit and tags will be available at all forest offices starting Thursday, and are good until Dec. 31, 2020.

For more information or to purchase fuelwood-cutting permits, visit any Shasta-Trinity National Forest office:

McCloud Ranger Station

2019 Forest Road

McCloud, CA 96057

(530) 964-2184

Mount Shasta Ranger Station

204 West Alma

Mt. Shasta, CA 96067

(530) 926-4511

Headquarters (Supervisor’s Office)

3644 Avtech Parkway

Redding, CA 96002

(530) 226-2500