The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Gifford Pinchot National Forest are hosting a firewood cutting event on Courtney Road, located between White Salmon and Lyle, starting Friday through April 17, while supplies last. Gifford Pinchot National Forest free-use firewood permits are required. Under the U.S. Forest Service Free-Use Firewood Program, firewood permit holders are allowed a maximum of 6 cords per household per year at no cost. Firewood harvested under a free-use permit cannot be resold. Participants must acquire permits prior to arrival, available at the Mt. Adams Ranger Station in Trout Lake, Home Valley General Store, and Wind River Market in Carson. The firewood cutting area will be posted with signs and U.S. Forest Service personnel will be monitoring the area and checking firewood permits.