The 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 follow the provincial government’s Danger Class Rating (DCR) system very closely. The rating system ranges from 1 (very low) to 5 (extreme) and we only issue permits when the DCR is 1 or 2.
September 13 Update – Danger Class Rating = 2 (Low)
There has now been enough rain to reduce the Danger Class Rating and allow us to open the firewood permit program.
Information required:Â Name, Address, Phone # and 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),Â 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.