Wood Cutting on Fort Wainwright lands is permitted only in areas designated by the Garrison Forester.  Individuals that want to harvest trees for firewood must first obtain and carry on their person a Fort Wainwright Recreation Access Permit (RAP) and Fort Wainwright Wood Cutting Permit. 

Wood Cutting Permits cost $30.00 ($10.00 per cord, 3 cord minimum purchase - 10 cord maximum) and can be paid with a credit card on-line.  Additional cords can be purchased for $10.00 per cord, however additional cord permits expire on the same day as the Wood Cutting Permit.

Wood Cutting Permit Terms and Conditions

How obtain a Wood Cutting Permit on this website:

You can obtain a wood cutting permit on this website or at any of the 3 kiosks located inside the Fort Wainwright Environmental Division Office, Building 3023 or the Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely Main Gate Visitor Centers (Greely is closed on weekends).

  1. You must first have a RAP. You can obtain a RAP by selecting the PERMITS drop down menu and clicking on REGISTER FOR PERMIT.
  2. To obtain a wood cutting permit select the PERMITS drop down menu and click UPDATE RAP.  After signing in click on Select PERMITS>> then select ADD WOOD CUTTING PERMIT.  Fill out your payment information and submit.
  3. Your wood cutting permit will be updated and will be displayed on a new RAP permit.  To print a new RAP select the PERMITS drop down menu and clicking on REPRINT RAP.
  4. Additional cords can be purchased the same way as indicated above.  Under SELECT PERMITS you must choose WOOD CUTTING ADDITIONAL CORD.  Only one additional cord can be purchased at a time.

Wood Cutting Area Maps

FWA Wood Cutting Area Map – Other               FWA Birch Hill Wood Cutting Area Map

YTA Wood Cutting Area Map                              FWA TA 108 Wood Cutting Area Map

TFTA Wood Cutting Area Map                            DTA Wood Cutting Area Map 

DTA 33 Mile Lp. Rd. Wood Cutting Area Map
   Gerstle River Wood Cutting Area Map


More Useful Information on Wood Cutting

How to Prepare Your Firewood Supply

BTU-Weight-Load Capacity-Cord Estimation Handout

BTU Values for Alaska Interior Tree Species

Chainsaw and Tree Falling Safety

Timber Sales 

For information on timber sales, please call 907- 361-1168 or  907-361-9318