BLM Christmas tree permits available starting Friday |

BLM Christmas tree permits available starting Friday

Staff Report

The Bureau of Land Management Carson City District will begin selling Christmas tree cutting permits on Friday. The permits allow cutting a pinyon pine or juniper tree on designated BLM lands primarily in the Pinenut Mountains between Carson City and Yerington, the Clan Alpine and Desatoya mountains east of Fallon and the Excelsior Mountains southeast of Hawthorne. Maps and directions are available with permit purchase. The cost per permit/tree is $5.

No more than 10 permits may be purchased by one individual; the permits are for individual use only. Collection of trees for resale requires a special permit. The BLM permits for Christmas trees will be sold at the locations listed below. The Reno and Carson City BLM offices accept credit cards, cash and checks; other locations only accept cash or checks made payable to the BLM.

Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1477 U.S. 395 North, suite A (inside the museum building), Gardnerville, Nev. 89410, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 775-782-8144

BLM Carson City District Office, 5665 Morgan Mill Rd., Carson City, 89701, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 775-885-6000

BLM Nevada State Office-Reno, 1340 Financial Blvd., Reno 89520, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 775-861-6500

Galena Creek Visitor Center, Mt Rose Highway, Reno, six miles up Mt. Rose Highway from U.S. 395/Interstate 580, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday, 775-849-4948

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Cal Ranch, 2035 N. Carson St., Carson City, Nev. 89706, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, 775-461-2213

Community Action Center-Hawthorne, 924 5th St., Hawthorne, Nev. 89415, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 775-945-2471

UNR Cooperative Extension Office-Fallon, 111 Sheckler Road, Fallon, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 775-423-5121

Middlegate Station, 42500 U.S. 50 (48 miles east of Fallon), 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, 775-423-7134

Cold Springs Station, 52500 U.S. 50 (62 miles east of Fallon), 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, 775-423-1233

Tree cutters should be prepared with warm clothing, first aid kit, extra food and water, heavy rope or chain, shovel and tire chains, in the event of bad road conditions or inclement weather. Some cutting areas might be inaccessible after snowfall, so it's advisable to cut trees early in the season.

The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest began selling Christmas tree permits on Nov. 1.

For more information, contact Amanda Amar, Carson City BLM Forest products manager, at 775-885-6000 or