Firewood Permits

Firewood Permit SampleThe Community Forest issues personal-use firewood permits, free of charge, for harvested areas within its tenure boundaries.¬†Only the Community Forest can issue permits for these areas. No other permit is valid within our tenure boundaries. Likewise, our permits are not valid for any areas outside of our boundaries.¬†The availability of permits is limited during the summer months.¬†The safety of all forest users is paramount and the last thing anyone wants is to start a forest fire.¬†We following the government’s Danger Class Rating (DCR)¬†system very closely. The rating system ranges from 1 (low) to 5 (extreme) and we only issue permits when the DCR is 1 or 2.

January 28 Update – Danger Class Rating = 1

We are still issuing long-term firewood permits that will be valid until March 31, 2019. Our recently harvested blocks EW28 in Wilson Creek and HM49 in Halfmoon Bay are open to firewood cutters. The maps are provided for your information only and do not constitute a firewood permit. Be advised that these blocks have been open for several months now and expectations of finding firewood should be low.

Firewood permits are not available on line, you must come in to our office to obtain a permit. Our office hours are limited so please check our hours or call 604-885-7809 first to ensure we are open.  Information required:  Name, Address, Phone # & Licence Plate #

The Community Forest has no authority to issue commercial firewood permits. If you are a firewood provider we may be in a position to sell you logs while we are actively harvesting. You would be responsible for providing your own logging or bin truck. Please click here to see if we are currently operating.

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development occasionally offers on-line firewood permits for specific locations on the Sunshine Coast between October and April. In addition to the permit, you must download a map relevant to your area to see the available locations. You can get more information on their website.

No cutting or removing of timber is permitted without authorization. Under Section 87 (1) of the Forest and Range Practices Act, violations of Sections 46 (1), 52 (1),  52 (3) or 112 (3) can be subject to fines up to $1,000,000 or imprisonment of up to 2 years, or to both.