The Community Forest issues 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.
May 11, 2018 Update – DCR = 3
Due to the long-term dry weather forecast we will not be issuing firewood permits until further notice.
Our 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.
The one available area for firewood is Block WL01 near Wormy Lake (where the fire was in 2015).¬† Click here to see an Access Map to the block.¬† A more detailed map will be provided with the firewood permit.
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations occasionally offers on-line firewood permits for specific locations of 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.