From the U.S. Forest Service ~
(Jan. 31, 2013) – Firewood permits are now available on the Boulder and Clear Creek Ranger Districts. These permits may be used on National Forest System lands within the district boundaries with the exception of specific areas identified in the permit.
Cost for the permits is $20 a cord and allows for firewood collection between Feb.1 through Dec. 31, 2013. Please be aware of private property boundaries within both Ranger Districts. Visitors can purchase permits and detailed Forest Visitor Maps at the district offices.
Many people are interested in collecting firewood in recently treated areas, after cutting crews and equipment are gone. All non-Forest Service personnel are asked to refrain from entering any areas where project activities are underway or equipment is stationed. Slash piles and log decks remaining on site must not be tampered with, added to, or removed from for legal and safety reasons.
For more details on obtaining firewood permits and where to go for suitable wood, please call Boulder Ranger District Visitor Information Services at 303-541-2500 and the Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Center at 303-567-3000. The Boulder Ranger District Office in Boulder is at 2140 Yarmouth Ave. The Clear Creek Ranger District Visitor Center in Idaho Springs is at 101 Hwy 103.