Monthly Archives: April 2018

Colville NF firewood permits now available

Close-up photo depicting part of a pile of firewood

COLVILLE, Wash. — April 11, 2018 — Colville National Forest firewood permits are now available at all forest offices and at participating retail locations, including North 40 locations in Colville, Mead and Spokane Valley, Wash.; Porter’s Plaza in Ione, Wash.; Selkirk Ace Hardware in Old Town, Idaho, and Harding’s Hardware in Republic, Wash.

Permits are $5 dollars per cord, with a 4-cord minimum ($20.00). There is a 12-cord maximum per household.

To purchase a personal use firewood permit please visit your local ranger station or one of the vendors.

Permit-holders are asked to keep in mind that the spring melt is underway, and many forest roads are soft and easily damaged; please stay off soft roads and remember roads that are frozen in the morning may become impassable if they thaw later in the day.

Additionally, forest visitors should keep in mind the forest’s Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) and Firewood Cutting and Removal Map may show routes as open that are temporarily closed because the road has been damaged or is impassible. Please research your route carefully, and obey posted closure notices and signage for your safety and to protect the environment. Violators may be fined.

Illustration of a campfire consisting of logs and flames in front of a blue field resembling the night sky. Text reads: Buy it where you burn it.

Buy it where you burn it! Transporting firewood outside the area where it was collected can transport diseases and invasive pests. 

Keep it local! Moving firewood long distances can transport diseases and invasive pests. Buy or cut firewood in the same area you plan to burn it. For more information,

For more information about the Colville National Forest personal use firewood program, visit or call (509) 684-7000.



Participating vendors:

North 40, at:

  • 15228 N Newport Highway; Mead, WA 99201,
  • 8307 E Trent Ave.; Spokane Valley, WA 99212
  • 1150 S Main; Colville, WA 99114

Open MON–SAT 7 a.m.-7 p.m. & SUN 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Porter’s Plaza, at:

  • 103 N Second Ave.; Ione, WA 99139

Open MON–SAT 5 a.m.-8 p.m. & SUN 6 a.m.-7 p.m.


Selkirk Ace Hardware, at: 

  • 495 E Highway 2; Old Town, ID 83822

Open MON–SUN 6 a.m.-7 p.m.


Harding’s Hardware, at:

  • 85 N Clark Ave.; Republic, WA 99166

Open MON–SAT 8 a.m.-6 p.m. & SUN 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Permits are also available for purchase at all Colville National Forest customer service locations, including the Forest Supervisor’s and District Rangers’ offices. For locations and current hours of operation, visit

Please note: Colville National Forest firewood permits are no longer available at the Bureau of Land Management’s Spokane District office.

Colville National Forest PAO staff report