Hunters, anglers, RV owners, and everyone that enjoys fall camping can protect the campsites and wildlife habitats that are important to them by preventing the spread of forest pests on firewood. Don’t move firewood – instead, plan to either gather firewood on site when that’s permitted, or purchase firewood near your camping destination. Do not fill any vehicle with firewood to burn at another destination – this can spread forest pests and may also violate state and federal laws depending on the region. You have the power to slow the spread of forest pests.
- Gather firewood on site where permitted.
- Buy it where you burn it.
- Buy certified heat treated firewood.
You can protect the places you love by making safer firewood choices.
Learn more at these quick links:
- Get Ready for Adventure travel infographic by Don’t Move Firewood
- General information on firewood and forest pests
- Map of firewood related regulations and recommendations
- What you can do – Outdoor Gear Information by Hungry Pests
- How pests spread – RV information page by Hungry Pests
- How pests spread – Firewood page by Hungry Pests
- Don’t Move Firewood Frequently Asked Questions
Looking something for youth outreach? Here’s a few ideas:
- Firewood Themed Coloring sheets, published by Don’t Move Firewood
- Comic strip story called “Not Good to Move Firewood” about Plant Hero, Frankie Barker, battling the Asian longhorned beetle in New England and the associated activity books and field guide, published by Plant Heroes.
- Comic strip story called “Camp Smart with Certified Firewood” about Plant Hero, Aponi Star, protecting California’s forest from polyphagous shot hole borer and the associated activity books and field guide, published by Plant Heroes.
- Printable Activity Books including firewood concepts: Emerald ash borer, published by Plant Heroes
- Printable Activity Books including firewood concepts: Walnut twig beetle, published by Plant Heroes
Are you a professional in the field of trees, forests, agriculture, forest products, or invasive species? Visit our Free Resources for Firewood Month partner page!