Ochoco National Forest and BLM Opens May 1st
Specific Area Open Dates Differ
CENTRAL OREGON—Personal use firewood collection in designated woodcutting areas of the
Deschutes National Forest will open April 29, 2013. Ochoco National Forest and the Prineville
District Bureau of Land Management will open on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, and all areas will
remain open through November 30, 2013.
Starting on April 29, 2013, firewood permits will be available for sale at Deschutes Forest
Service offices, the Ochoco National Forest office, BLM office, and at various vendors located
throughout central Oregon.
Permits sell for $10 per cord with a minimum two-cord purchase required. 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.
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.
Many areas have different opening dates, and some have off-road vehicle use restrictions. 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. Compliance with these
regulations will allow the Forest Service to continue to offer new cutting areas to the public.
For more information, contact the Deschutes National Forest at (541) 383-5300, the Ochoco
National Forest at (541) 416-6500, or the Prineville Bureau of Land Management at
(541) 416-6700. For a list of vendors, or additional information, visit our websites at