sunshine coast community forest firewood permit

firewood permits

The Community Forest's firewood permits are closed for the season.

After a cool, wet spring, the forecast is now calling for above seasonal 
temperatures with no rain. The Coastal Fire Centre's fire danger rating has increased to Moderate in our area.  This means forest fuels are drying and there is an increased risk of surface fires starting.  To reduce the risk of human-caused fires, we have paused our firewood permits for the season.  Check back in the fall after significant rains for possible firewood permit openings, subject to availability.

sunshine coast community forest firewood permit
About the permits

During logging, our contractors are asked to pile waste wood suitable for firewood separately from other debris and at roadside to provide access for those looking to collect their own firewood.

Our firewood permit program generally runs from fall until spring, closing during forest fire season.  We follow the BC provincial government’s Danger Class Rating system and we only issue permits when it is 1 or 2.  

 

We provide updates on the status of firewood permits in our Newsletter - sign up to stay informed.

We're interested in ensuring our community has safe, reliable access to firewood and recognize that not all community members are in a position to obtain their own firewood from our blocks.  This is why we created our Firewood Program, but we are also looking to support commercial firewood suppliers on the Sunshine Coast.  In order to supply firewood commercially, you need to have access to a premises to operate where you can receive logs to process for firewood.

If you're interested in providing firewood commercially, please contact us to see how we may be able to help.  

 

The Ministry of Forests sometimes has firewood permits available for recently logged areas locally, which are outside of the community forest.  You can find out what areas they have available and get your free personal use permit on their website.