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Designated Fuelwood Cutting Areas

in the Eastern Region

From the list below, click on the district where you would like to cut fuelwood. Use the table on the map to review the species and product availability. Choose the designated cutting area you are interested in. Go to the Sustainable Development Head Office or an Eastern Region District Office to purchase your Personal Use Timber Permit. After you purchase your Personal Use Timber Permit you will be given a detailed map of the designated cutting area.

Personal Use Timber Permits for the Eastern Region are available at the Sustainable Development Head office in Winnipeg (200 Saulteaux Crescent, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri Telephone 1-800-214-6497).

If you are planning on purchasing a Personal Use Timber Permit from a district office, please call ahead before visiting. Click here for a list of Eastern Region district offices. Personal Use Permits for the Eastern Region are also available at Grand Beach and Selkirk district offices.

Beausejour District - Overview Map of Designated Fuelwood Cutting Areas

Lac du Bonnet District - Overview Map of Designated Fuelwood Cutting Areas

Pine Falls District - Overview Map of Designated Fuelwood Cutting Areas

North Whiteshell District - Overview Map of Designated Fuelwood Cutting Areas

South Whiteshell District - Overview Map of Designated Fuelwood Cutting Areas

Sprague District - Overview Map of Designated Fuelwood Cutting Areas

Steinbach District - Overview Map of Designated Fuelwood Cutting Areas

Personal Use Timber Permits are issued under the authority of the Forest Use and Management Regulation subsection 43.1(1) and are subject to The Forest Act (C.C.S.M. c. F150) and the Forest Use and Management Regulation.

As per the Forest Use and Management Regulation Personal Use Timber Permits are for own use only. It is illegal to sell any timber that was cut under the authority of a Personal Use Timber Permit. You must have the Personal Use Permit with you at all times when harvesting and transporting timber cut under the authority of the Personal Use Timber Permit.  

Other, but not limited to, Personal Use Timber Permits conditions are listed below:

  1. No green timber shall be cut within 150 metres of any Provincial Highway or any other Government Road unless the timber is marked or otherwise designated for removal by the Officer.
  2. Brush and logging debris shall be cut, lopped and spread so as to lie close to the ground.  Brush and logging debris on landings must be spread.  Brush disposal must at all times keep pace with the cutting operations.  Stumps shall not be cut higher than 30 centimetres from the highest point of adjacent ground.
  3. The permittee must in no way interfere with any fencing or other improvements on this land.  No green timber shall be cut within 150 metres of any building unless marked or otherwise designated for removal by a Conservation Officer.
  4. Cutting of Elm for Firewood is prohibited.
  5. Avoid damage to regeneration and/or planted areas.
  6. The use of heavy equipment (ex. Skidders, Tractors) is prohibited unless authorized with a separate work permit.
  7. No refunds on Personal-Use Timber Permits.
  8. No extensions past expiry date.

Any harvesting or transportation of Crown timber without authority can result in substantial fines and the potential confiscation of material and the equipment used in the unauthorized activity.