Lakeview Field Office Selling Fuelwood Permits

Lakeview, Ore. – The Bureau of Land Management Lakeview Field Office is now making fuelwood-cutting permits available online through the BLM Special Forest Products Online Permit Sales Pilot Program. Online permits are available for purchase 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Firewood cutting permits are for personal use only. The cost of a firewood permit is $5 per cord, two cord minimum, eight cord maximum per household per year. Permits are valid for each calendar year.

The Lakeview Field Office has four firewood units open: three units in the Christmas Valley area and one in Silver Lake. The permits are for cutting GREEN Juniper only.

Woodcutters are required to comply with all permit terms and conditions. This includes conformance with Industrial Fire Precaution Level restrictions in effect during periods of elevated wildfire danger. Permits are non-refundable, authorized for use only on BLM-managed lands within the designated firewood units, and may not be transferred to another party. Each permit must be validated and attached to the load in a visible location before any cut wood is transported.

To purchase a permit online:

  1. Go to https://forestproducts.blm.gov.
  2. Click on Oregon, select the Lakeview Field Office, and then select Fuelwood.
  3. Complete and submit the application.
  4. Enter your credit/debit card information. Your payment will be processed within minutes, and you may print your permit.

You will also receive an email with all the maps, stipulations, load tags, and documentation you will need to cut and remove products from BLM land safely. All purchased permits are final; no refunds will be granted.

Permits are still available for purchase over the telephone using a credit/debit card by calling the Lakeview Field Office at 541-947-2177. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Maps identifying BLM firewood cutting areas will be provided at the time of purchase. Some roads to these areas may be inaccessible at this time due to weather conditions. Woodcutters are advised to contact the BLM and obtain current road access information before planning any woodcutting activities.

“It’s the woodcutter’s responsibility to obtain, understand, and follow the rules in effect at the time and place where they are cutting firewood,” said District Manager Todd Forbes.

For more information about personal-use fuelwood permits, please call the BLM at (541) 947-2177.

For more information on the SFP online permit pilot program, go to https://forestproducts.blm.gov.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Diverse activities authorized on these lands generated $111 billion in economic output across the country in fiscal year 2019—more than any other agency in the Department of the Interior. These activities supported more than 498,000 jobs.

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Bureau of Land Management

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Lakeview District Office

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Lisa L. McNee
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