Energy, Mines and Resources


Cutting personal firewood

Individuals can apply for a free Forest Resources Permit to cut firewood for personal use, such as heating your home. Upon approval you can cut up to 25m3 (11 cords). Failure to have a permit or carry it with you when cutting or transporting wood could result in enforcement action.

Getting a personal firewood permit

You can apply at a Compliance, Monitoring and Inspections office. Permits are typically issued at the same time as you apply. Maps of designated harvest areas are available below and at Compliance Monitoring and Inspections offices. The permit will define the terms and conditions for harvesting.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you understand the conditions of your permit and are cutting only in authorized areas and during designated times. If you have questions or need clarification of a condition contact a Compliance, Monitoring and Inspections office.

Harvest area maps

View an interactive map of designated harvest areas >>>

You can also download and print PDF map packages for the areas listed below.

Download map packages of designated harvest areas

Beaver Creek Haines Junction Teslin
Carmacks Mayo Watson Lake
Dawson Ross River Whitehorse East
Faro Stewart Crossing Whitehorse West
Fox Lake    

More information:

Questions about cutting personal firewood?

Contact one of our Compliance Monitoring and Inspections offices:

Corner of River Drive and Nansen Road
Phone: 867.863.5271
Ross River
Across from Ross River General Store
Phone: 867.969.2243
Dawson City and Old Crow
1242 Front Street, Dawson City
Phone: 867.993.5468
Km 1246 Alaska Highway
Phone: 867.390.2531
Haines Junction and Beaver Creek
Km 246 Haines Road, Haines Junction
Phone: 867.634.2256
Watson Lake
Km 1007 Alaska Highway
Phone: 867.536.7335
22A Silver Trail Highway
Phone: 867.996.2343
Mile 918 (Km 1425.7) Alaska Highway
Phone: 867.456.3877