Lassen National Forest Is open for woodcutting

Woodcutting is allowed on the Lassen National Forest outside of the Dixie Fire area closure.

A valid wood cutting permit is required and chainsaws must have spark arresters to prevent sparks from starting a new wildfire. 

The Lassen NF does have fire restrictions in place due to the historically dry conditions.

It is necessary to obtain a personal use or commercial use wood cutting permit. For questions about how to obtain a wood cutting permit, contact the nearest Lassen NF office at

Woodcutters can learn about current restrictions by calling 257-9553.

Be cautious when traveling within the Lassen National Forest because firefighters, fire vehicles and heavy equipment are still working within the area.

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