Permits will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Individuals wishing to obtain a firewood permit from south St. Louis County lands should monitor the website until a site is advertised for a location which interests them.
The number of sites available for firewood permits has decreased in recent years. This is due to a combination of factors including increased utilization of logging slash from many operators, environmental requirements that a percentage of logging slash remain and be distributed on site, and the downturn in the wood products industry. As the County will have only a limited number of sites available for firewood in the future and that many logging sites have remote or winter only access, individuals are encouraged to explore other means of obtaining firewood. Contact the Area Land & Minerals Department Offices for more information on these firewood sales.
Harvesting of boughs may begin starting in October after two or more hard frosts have 'set' the needles on the branches. Permits are sold on a first come first serve basis. Individuals wishing to obtain a balsam bough permit from St. Louis County lands need to apply at the Area Land & Minerals Department Offices.
Individuals interested in obtaining a permit must have a specific location identified by legal description (1/4 section, section, township and range), and/or by GPS coordinates at time of purchase.