OLYMPIA — Effective Jan. 1, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources changed the firewood-cutting permit application process in Pacific Cascade Region, including forested trust lands in Pacific, Wahkiakum, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor (south), Lewis, Skamania and Thurston counties. The new process is intended to increase efficiency and will be more streamlined for the public.

The most significant change is eliminating the permit waiting list that DNR has used in the past. Permits now will be available on a first-come-first-served basis through DNR’s website. Available firewood-cutting permit areas will be listed on the DNR’s website and routinely updated as new areas become available. An appropriate number of permits will be issued for the specific areas, based on available wood.

Although firewood-cutting permits will be available to the public whenever possible, availability may be limited.

How to request a firewood cutting application

To participate in firewood cutting in Pacific Cascade Region, go to www.dnr.wa.gov, click on the line in the lower middle of the webpage, in green: ‘How do I Acquire a Firewood Cutting Permit for State Trust Lands?’ Then, identify opportunities. To request a firewood cutting permit, e-mail pcfirewood@dnr.wa.gov with the following information:

• In the subject line put: “Firewood Permit Request”

• In the e-mail body include: • Applicant name

• Address

• Phone number

• Permit area requested (one only) from the opportunities available

• Preference for how permit is delivered to you (e-mail, hard-copy mail).

 

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